At Atlanta Dance Central, we are focused on partnering with you to help your dancer become successful – both in the dance classroom and in life. Our faculty completes an extensive evaluation two times per year to help you gain insight into your student’s behavior in the classroom and their current development. We know that every student has individual goals and the evaluation is the time for us to address those directly.
With more than 2500 students dancing within the walls of ADC over the past 10 years, we have extensive experience of observing students at various stages of their life. We see patterns of development over time and know that we have a responsibility to share our knowledge. Thus . . . your evaluation.
Here’s some things to expect when reading your evaluation:
- Your student will not be perfect. You should not expect your dancer to receive only brilliant comments on their evaluation. Dance doesn’t work that way: There is always something to improve. We also take extreme care in really determining how your dancer can progress and aim to find the “next steps” for them. You will receive direct feedback regarding your dancer’s progress, outlined to help your dancer progress and reach their goals.
- We may comment on your student’s dance technique, behavior, and emotional well being. We want to help your dancer become the best person they can be. We may see that your dancer is struggling with something beyond dance: body image, negative self talk, or anxiety. If we do, we’ll comment on it in the evaluation. We’ll work with you to help your dancer overcome these obstacles.
- If you take multiple classes per week, you will have 2020 goals identified. We compiled your dancer’s “next steps” into one category. The 2020 goals are suggestions of what your dancer should focus on next in order to help them progress.
Common Questions about Evaluations:
If you have been seeing this over the past four months, why didn’t you tell me sooner? This IS our time to communicate our observations. We want to give your student ample time in the classroom develop. Our faculty spends over 100 hours compiling their thoughts for every evaluation session. We want our feedback to be thoughtful, helpful, and accurate.
I don’t understand parts of my evaluation or my goals. Can I just talk to my teacher in class about it? Yes and No. It’s best to give our faculty a “heads-up” about wanting to go through particular details of your evaluation. They may have a class directly following yours and they might suggest a time in which they could be more thorough. When you meet with your teacher, bring your evaluation with you, along with any direct questions you have.
I’m shocked at my student’s evaluation. How do I set up a meeting to discuss it? If you would like to speak extensively about the evaluation, it is best to email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with one of our faculty members or the Director of Education. Please remember that we put a lot of care into each evaluation and want every student to thrive.
At ADC, we aim to give your dancer the very best dance education. Dance is our medium to teach valuable life-long lessons and make our community (both now and in the future) stronger. Our evaluations are our main tool in guiding your student to new heights.
Your evaluation will be emailed to you within the week. Evaluation are considered confidential and should not be shared between dancers.