The Importance of a Good Preschool Dance Teacher
A good dance teacher is pivotal in guiding students to become great dancers. This is particularly important at a preschool age, when a great dance teacher can share their skills, knowledge and passion to lay the foundation for a life-long love affair with dance.
How can you ensure that you select a great preschool-level teacher for your child? Each teacher will have their own unique way of teaching, however there are a few important traits to look for:
Skills and Experience
A great dance teacher will have a wealth of experience and the ability to teach technical skills from the ground up. This is so important around the preschool ages of 2-4 years old, as the skills that are learned in this time will set the basis of the student’s technical ability going forward.
It is essential to have a properly trained and experienced teacher imparting correct knowledge and technique at this young age. At KGD, our Principal Miss Karlie oversees and teaches the majority of preschool classes. With more than a decade of teaching experience both in Australia and overseas, as well as several professional and accredited teaching qualifications (which can be seen here), parents can rest assured that their children are receiving a premium preschooler education in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.
A good preschool dance teacher must not only be able to teach technical skills, they must also have a passion for dance and the ability to pass that love of dance onto their students. It is particularly important that the teacher is able to communicate with and nurture students at this age group. At KGD, teachers are handpicked for their ability to both engage with our youngest students and teach proper technique from a young age. Having a passionate teacher is key in getting young students excited about dance.
Although preschool classes are fun and may be considered more ‘light hearted’ than dance classes at an older age group, they are still the building blocks to learning correct technique and skills, therefore a great dance teacher will always conduct themselves professionally and take their role seriously. At KGD, our preschool level teachers possess both the professionalism and patience to guide students through the beginner stage, putting the time and energy into nurturing students to become the best dancer they can be.