Inspiring Every Dancer With The Passion To Dance
Contact / Location
Ms. Lisa’s Dance
3805 W. San Miguel Street
Tampa, FL 33629
Twinkle Dance Parent Letter:
What to except on the first day – from one parent to another!
Usually a brand new 2 year old will cling to mom as they walk in the studio door, as they are unaware of their environment. Everything to them is new. Please arrive early on the first day in order to get them acclimated to their new teacher and environment.
Separation anxiety is one of the most common issues on the first day, you may overcome this by explaining to your child before they arrive that mommy will watch them through the window during the class and that mommy won’t leave.
Our Twinkle Toe Two class is designed as a teacher/child class. Our policy is that all parents need to be in the lobby when class is in session. We also need to keep the door to the studio closed during class, in order to avoid any wandering dancers. We will work with you and your child to achieve success in bringing happy dancers into the classroom without mom. This is a gradual process for most babies.
Have you ever noticed that when one 2 year old begins to cry, the others follow suit? We have observed this as well and it is why we need to have any crying child wait with mom outside at the window until they feel confident to come back in. We know this sounds harsh, but we will make every attempt at calming your child and getting them to join the class that we possibly can, before we ask the mom to exit the room. Sometimes the child is actually upset just being in the room, so you may calm them down more effectively outside. In the past we let the parent of an unsure child remain in the room with the child; however, we found that this practice can distract other dancers, and the inability for Mom to leave the room in subsequent weeks, as the child has learned, “my mommy stays with me”.
Most of the time our little dancers come into the room right away and never look back. Sometimes our little dancers aren’t ready for a teacher/child class. As parents, we won’t know until we try. Please remember that it sometimes takes a few weeks in order for the child to warm up to the idea, even if they LOVE to dance.
Lastly, our goal on the first day is to get every child into the class without mom and without crying. If we have done that we have succeeded. Please don’t be alarmed if your child just stands in her hula hoop and stares at the teacher jumping up and down. They are simply observing their environment. They will dance when they are ready!!! We hope you all have a positive experience at our studio. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions or concerns.
Ms. Lisas’ is an amazing studio which encourages students of all ages and abilities. The teachers foster a love for dance by teaching technique in a fun environment. My daughter has learned more than just dance skills, she has gained the confidence to be on stage and to believe in herself.Michelle Pisciotti
If we don’t tell you enough…we’re grateful for you and the studio! I hear horror stories abt different studios and gyms and I smile and think to myself I’m glad we prayed before popping up into some random place that’s more concerned about money, popularity and fame! Our family has been so blessed to call to call the studio a home away from home… Keep bringing smiles to these kids and families we really appreciate you!Tia Hayden
We love Miss Lisa’s dance! So grateful to Miss Lisa and all her staff that treat us like family and have taught my daughters a love and passion for dance! Thank you for all you do! Miss Lisa’s dance is the best studio in town. We love our dance family!Allison Cotler Castellano
Our family is so pleased that we stumbled into Ms. Lisa’s Dance when we first moved into Tampa. The love and support from the staff & other dancers is unparalleled! Thank you all so much for helping this little dancer blossom & sharing your love of dance with her. We are forever grateful.Jennifer Patten Williams