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All baby ballet classes are not the same – Ensure your teacher is fully qualified.
We recently read a BBC news article which perfectly summed up our thoughts about baby ballet and the choice of classes out there for parents to choose from. “Unqualified ballet teachers can damage children” read the headline.
A little sensationalist maybe, but the essence of the article was spot on when an interviewee said that some ‘baby ballet teachers’ have no formal dance teaching qualifications or training whatsoever. They just set up, having perhaps been on a weekend course, or at best been a dancer themselves and are now trying their hand at teaching. Being a fantastic dancer doesn’t automatically make you a good teacher. Teaching ballet properly requires a lot more than knowledge of the steps and positions.
SK Dance Studio’s fully qualified teachers studied full time to dance at a professional level for themselves, but crucially their recognised, formal courses also taught them how to teach at all levels and to put it into practice with work experience, the study of anatomy, music and child psychology. Click here for more information about the credentials of our teachers (ISTD, RAD, BBO trained), and wherever you choose for your little one, make sure you ask about the teacher’s qualifications and experience.