how to get parents of children to be interested and involved to their children dancing?
Well, there are types of parents who allow their children to dance but not serious about that especially when their kids enjoy and doing good in dancing, so how to keep parents involved to their children s dance? thank you looking forward to read an answer.
Are you the teacher of the dancing students?
Is it your PERCEPTION that the parents are not interested or is it a FACT that the parents are not interested?
Could there be reasons why it seem like the parents are not interested?
If you are the teacher, is it possible to perhaps teach the students a routine over six to eight weeks and let the parents know that there is going to be a recital. This will give the parents sufficient time to organize their schedule to attend the recital.
As a parent, it can sometimes be challenging to juggle work, home etc. Who knows if the parents are single-parent families. So much to consider in the scenario you have presented.
Just like Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali tells us, parents lead very busy lives and sometimes other priorities must take over.
Could you have a parent/child lesson and other similar activities throughout the year? This may do more than you think.
Do you want the parents to dance?
I was wondering what kind of involvement you are looking for?
You are not stating what kind of dance you teach (I assume you are a teacher). Is it ballet? Personally I love ballet, and if I had a child, I would probably enroll him or her in a ballet class because there are many benefits; improved posture being one that would be important to me. However, recognizing the benefits, I also see the downside when I look at dancers as they progress and are getting older. Frankly, I would not actively encourage my child, particularly if he or she was good at it.
Who knows, maybe this is a reason why some parents do not seem as involved as you want them to be.
PS: the same comments would apply if it was gymnastics.