We have been running our virtual dance classes since March 2020 and also have 10 years experience running a successful virtual fitness program. Our classes are live and interactive. Students get to see their same teacher and dance friends every week. They are able to build connections and progress in the curriculum similar to how they would in the studio. We have had dancers participating from all over the country & all over North America.
Login instructions: Please reference the welcome email or weekly 5,6,7,8 Newsletter email for the link to enter your dance teacher's virtual studio or go to zoom.us, click join meeting and enter your teacher's code (also found in the welcome email). We utilize the waiting room feature on Zoom and for security, teachers will only allow access to names they recognize. Teachers will log on 5 minutes prior to the start of class.
All your questions answered....
We are new to DanceFIT and joining our first class. Should we do anything? We can't wait to dance with your child! If they are joining us for the first time or for the first time in a while, please send along the answers (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the following questions: 1. List 3-5 words that describe your child’s character (ie. cheerful, shy, competitive) 2. What are your child’s interests & hobbies? 3. What goals do you have for your child in dance? 4. Please share something special about your child with me. 5. Please share some of your child’s favorite songs or soundtracks. 6. If your child has danced before, please share their dance experience/ background.
Should my dancer wear his/her dance clothes? Yes, please! All dancers should be in their dress code. This helps them feel like they are in dance class and helps with focus.
Is parent participation needed for all classes? Parent/Caregiver participation is required for Tippy Toes classes (ages 2-3). For Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-4) we would like parent supervision to keep them focused and engaged. Please stay close by. For all classes with dancers ages 5+, we will need your assistance getting the dancer setup with the technology, but no you do not have to participate.
Why are virtual classes shorter than studio classes? In the studio we allow time for dancers to travel across the floor, wait their turn for leaps, etc. In a virtual class they will get to have their turn many times! All virtual classes will be 45 minutes or a little less. Tippy Toes (ages 2-3) & Pre-Ballet (ages 3-4) are approximately 30-35 minutes.
Can you explain the technology? Will you be able to see us? Yes! That is the best part. Our virtual classes are live and interactive. We can see you and you can see us. We use the popular zoom platform. Please download beforehand and make sure you are running the latest version. Please check for updates before class. Sometimes the updates can take 10-15 minutes. Usually any technical issues are due to an update that was needed with your personal computer or zoom. Please close all other browsers on your computer. Please check in advance that your speaker and camera both work.
Do we need a lot of room? Nope! Just enough room for your dancer to "spread their wings" & twirl. Your DanceFIT teachers will be teaching from their homes too. Please do your best to give your dancer an open space to move around. Move the coffee table, dance in the kitchen....whatever works! Dancing on carpet is fine. Dancers will need a chair or a surface to use as their ballet barre.
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