When to Leave a Dance Class

While you should never leave a dance class mid-class (unless you tell your teacher in advance), when do you know it’s time to move on to a new dance class altogether?

You know what it’s like.

Over time, you don’t feel like going to class, your motivation stalls and your dance technique does not improve.

Does this sound familiar?

Well, it may be time to find a new dance class with a new, dance teacher.

Not sure? Ask yourself these questions: 

  • Are you learning new things, or are you always the best dancer in class?
  • Does your dance teacher focus on one student and ignore you?
  • Do the other students gossip, giggle or make snide remarks about you?
  • Does the instructor take the time to actually teach, or does he or she just turn on the music and have you do a stale warm-up, across-the-floor and routine?
  • Do you feel comfortable asking your dance teacher questions?
  • Do you just have fun in dance class, or are you actually working on your skills?
  • Do you get individual attention and corrections?
  • Does your instructor treat you differently than the other students?
  • Is your dance technique improving?

Once you answer these questions honestly, you’ll have a good idea of whether or not it’s time to look for a new class and new instructor.

And it can be very difficult to leave a class or studio that you’ve been at for a long time. However, if you want to be the best dancer possible, it’s important to monitor your improvement, learn from different choreographers and instructors and work hard on your technique.

Plus, if you are not getting good training and becoming a better dancer with each class, you are wasting your time and money!

With this in mind, the next time you simply don’t feel like going to class, review your feelings and ask yourself these questions. You may find that a new class is just want you need to get your dance juices flowing and once again, enjoy the art of dance!

For more help on this topic, check out: 

Why Do You Need to Learn Dance Technique Anyway?


Top 10 Warning Signs You Need a New Dance Teacher



2 thoughts on “When to Leave a Dance Class

  1. This is an excellent article on a pretty tricky topic. I especially like the link between the need to find a new class and losing motivation with dance. I think too many people leave dance when they could have stayed and enjoyed it so much more by simply thinking like this.

  2. Thanks Clint. Yes, sometimes there can be a lot of politics going on in class that can cause new dancers to stop dancing. It’s always important to remember why you are in class and to find the right class for you!

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