Some students might find spontaneity and improvisation challenging or need a visual schedule to understand what you are communicating and what’s coming next. For example, children with autism often like things to be done a particular way, and in a particular order, and can become anxious if they don’t know what’s coming up.
To ease a child’s transition into a ballet studio and help them feel calm during class, sometimes a visual schedule can be helpful. A visual schedule involves a simple list of activities that occur in the class. If students have the schedule accessible to them before and during the class, they will be able to mentally prepare themselves for the class. On the AllPlay Dance website you can find an example visual schedule for a ballet class that you can modify.
Remember, help make the world fit for all kids by making dance inclusive.