As a parent, I find it frustrating when my child participates in an activity and I ask them afterward “How was class today?” “What did you learn?”
Their response is “I don’t know” or “Nothing”.
As a parent it makes me wonder if the activity is worth my money and if my child is actually learning anything.
Now, on the flip side as a dance teacher, I will teach an awesome class where I see so many improvements. The children are starting to understand the steps, follow directions and join in when I ask questions.
I believe that they are going to go home and gush about how wonderful class was, everything they learned and how they absolutely LOVE dance.
We as teachers have no idea that when we unleash these little dancers into the world they will respond to their parents as if the class didn’t learn anything or all they are doing is playing ‘games’.
So we have come up with a few questions to try to engage your child and discuss what happened today in their dance classroom.
Our goal is to convey to the parents how beneficial and rewarding dance class is while connecting with your child! Oh, and you could also use some of these questions no matter what activity your child participates in!!
10 Questions to ask your child after dance class
1. Tell me about a dance step that you learned today?
2. Do you think you could teach that dance step to me?
3. Did you make a new friend in class today?
4. Were you kind to someone at dance class today?
5. Do you think we can stretch together? Can you show me some stretches?
6. What are some of your favorite songs that Miss ____ plays in dance class?
7. Did you do something particularly well today?
8. Did you struggle with a dance step today?
9. Did you have fun?
10. What is your favorite part of dance class?
By actively communicating and using specific questions, your child will be more willing to talk about and show more of what we actually do in dance class. This will give you a better understanding of what your child is learning. If you have any questions about the class, we welcome you to set up a meeting with the instructor and/or the studio director.