At Maxi-Jazz Dance Studio we are excited to be a registered affiliate studio and member of the DanceStep program. Offered in partnership with our studio teachers, DanceStep empowers our students to take care of others and guides them to be leaders and role models at the studio and in the wider community.
The program covers assistant teaching skills such as behaviour management, different learning needs and styles, safe teaching principles, and anatomy to name just a few. These concepts are broken down to be taught in a sequential and age-appropriate way. Whether students are considering a career in teaching or otherwise, the DanceStep program is great preparation for many aspects of life.
With the inclusion of DanceStep, our students have a framework where they can contribute to the community in a positive way. Past students of the DanceStep program have experienced increased levels of confidence and have learned patience, empathy, communication skills, and how to take initiative in different situations. Many of which are now Junior and Senior teachers here at MJDS.
As affiliate members of the DanceStep program, it is wonderful for us to be able to provide this opportunity for our students to flourish not only as young people but to also watch them grow into competent and confident assistant teachers and student leaders.