529 Rt. 9 Waretown, New Jersey
vations Dance Academy
1. GOOD ATTENDANCE
On your way to becoming a good dancer, it is important you attend as many of your scheduled dance classes as possible or you may miss new material and helpful corrections. If you must miss a dance lesson, letting your studio know in advance is appropriate. Schedule a make up class or ask the School if your instructor is available to teach a private lesson to catch up on any material you may have missed.
2. PRACTICE AT HOME AND STRETCH
A lot of material can be covered in one class. It is very important to review steps, corrections and terminology so you can be prepared for the next lesson. Another way to improve quickly is to stretch at home while doing your homework or watching television.
3. FOCUS AND BE PREPARED
Begin your dance classes by putting your best foot forward. Check the dress code for your particular class and adhere to it. It is important for the parent and the student to take this rule seriously. Always arrive to class a few minutes early and show you are ready to go. Your dance teacher will notice these little things and know you are serious about your dancing. When taking class, always be attentive, respectful, and courteous. Concentrate on what your teacher is saying and apply these things to your dancing. Being disciplined is the fastest way to becoming a better dancer!
4. EAT HEALTHY AND DRINK WATER
Dance requires both physical and mental power. It’s important to eat a healthy snack before attending dance class to ensure you have plenty of energy for the entire lesson. Staying hydrated is equally important so please feel free to bring bottled water into the classroom. Please make sure the container is plastic and has a twist top.
5. SELF COMPARISON
Everyone is unique and therefore improves and grows at different rates. While motivation from students surrounding you can truly be contagious, it is important to try and not compare yourself to others. Focus on yourself, and commit to your own goals in class and always remember to maintain a sense of humor.
APPROPRIATE LEVEL PLACEMENT
Our dance studio places students in classes based upon their skill level and not by age. To ensure each student is placed in the proper level, an evaluation class or private dance lesson may be scheduled with a member of our teaching staff.
Parents are very impressed with the education and professionalism of our staff. The School currently boasts award winning faculty members. The school’s incomparable faculty specializes in teaching ages two and up. The qualifications of Ovations staff are unprecedented. Its teachers were award the Presidential award for their nurturing and teaching of their students.
SAFETY FIRST - "INJURY PREVENTATIVE FLOOR"
Each of our dance studios has "floating floors" and a marley top surface. Our special floors help reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired. A "floating floor" is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high-density foam base is superior to a “sprung” floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor. “Marley” is a vinyl composite accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. It allows dancers to slide but has a great balance between being too slippery and too sticky.
To ensure the best possible instruction for your child, our dance studio limits the number of students in each class. Individual corrections provide students with a clear understanding of their specific areas of needed improvement. Whether dance is a hobby or a possible career choice, it helps each child reach their greatest personnel potential.
LENGTH OF CLASS TIMES
Beginner through Advanced levels class times can span from 45 minutes up to 2 hours per discipline (Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Acrobatics and Pre-Dance.) Ovations teachers use class time to teach technique and terminology and do not purely focus on a dance for the year end production. Studios who only allow enough time to focus on the year end show are allowing their students to miss valuable technical and artistic instruction.
Ovations Dance Academy can help provide opportunities for children with great personalities who can correctly execute basic dance positions and are between the ages of 4-13. Child models must fit in Child Size leotards (SC, MC, LC)