Things for Parents to do During Dance Classes

Getting kids started in dance classes can really help them grow in many different aspects of their lives. Kids can have a lot of fun while learning how to dance. However, parents that have to stay may not being having so much fun. While watching you child dance will bring joy to most parents, it can get a little boring sitting on the sidelines. Most classes only last about an hour, so you can’t go home. Here are a few ideas that parents can do to pass the time.


Reading is a perfect way to pass the time while waiting for you child to finish their dance class. You have just the right amount of time to finish up that book you have been reading. Maybe start a new book or bring a magazine that interests you.

Socialize with Other Parents

If you like talking to others, then try talking with the other parents. But remember to be quiet, so you don’t interrupt the class. You can get to know some of your kid’s friend’s parents. This can help start a dance community of parents. Maybe one day you can’t drive you child, then one of the others might me able to. You can learn about other events going on in the community. You can make some really good friends.


Writing in a journal is a great way to get your thoughts together. Just start writing. You may be surprised at what comes out. Get out your feeling and put them on paper. You can even write about how your child is doing, and later on show them what you saw when they were dancing.


While your child is getting exercise, why don’t you. Walking is a great way to get some exercise. You child is preoccupied and safe, so take a little time to go for a light walk. You can get other parents to walk with you and can start making more friends.


 You may also want to take in what the teacher is doing, so you can help your child if they ask. Make sure that you still make your child feel like you are there for them as well. With these few tips, dance classes can be fun for child and parent.

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