Get Ready to Jump Into Our Studio!
Trying a new activity in a new place can be both exciting and nerve-wracking.
At Saorsa, we appreciate the value of knowing where to go and what to expect when you walk through the doors of a new place. In the spirit of preparedness, this is a full play-by-play of what to expect at your first dance class.
We hope this will help you feel at ease when you arrive. The studio is our second home, and we want it to be yours too!
What to Expect When You First Arrive
You can find Saorsa Studio on Google Maps at 336 NB-10 Richibucto Road. We’re located in the Pepper Creek Plaza, right between the daycare and the law office! When you arrive, you’ll see “Saorsa Studio” on our doors, and you’ll know you’re at the right spot.
Ample FREE parking
No more rooting around for a loonie to pay for parking or battling it out with fellow classmates on who gets the nearest spot. We have TONS of free parking out front, so it’s one less thing you have to worry about when arriving for a class!
Ground-Level Studio Access
Our studio is located directly on the ground floor, which is especially helpful for classes like our Barre & Baby class where moms have their hands full! Easy access to the studio means it’s easier to bring in all the belongings you need, and no tricky staircases for our littlest dance family members.
Space to Store Your Belongings
When you first walk in the door, you’ll see a place to put your shoes and coat on your left, as well as a cube shelf to store some of your things. Additionally, we have a change room in the back with more shelving where our dancers typically claim a cube for their things. Your instructor will lead the way!
If you’re attending our Barre & Baby classes, there is tons of room to leave baby carriers near the entryway, so bring everything you need!
Friendly Instructors to Welcome You
When you walk through the doors, you’ll be greeted by the instructor for your class. Our teaching team is a very helpful and welcoming group! They’re there to help you navigate the new space and ensure you feel comfortable. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
We don’t allow parents to observe our dance classes, unless the class is specifically designated for Parent & Child participation (i.e.: Small & Tall). Stay tuned for Parent Observation Weeks throughout the dance year where we put on a short performance at the end of class so dancers can show guardians everything they’ve learned.
We understand that this can be intimidating for you and your child at first, but we strive to ensure every that dancer is comfortable in the class. We’ve been operating this way for over 10 years now, and we know your child’s confidence and independence will continue to grow as they exercise these skills!
How to Prepare for Your Class
Review the Dress Code Requirements
Visit “Files” in your Saorsa Studio DanceStudio Pro Portal to review the dress code for each class! You can also visit our FAQ page if you aren’t sure where to purchase some of the items you need.
Pack your Dance Bag
Stay tuned for our upcoming Dance Bag Blog Post for suggestions from our teaching team of what you should have in your dance bag! Many of us live out of our dance bags at times, so we have some tips and tricks of what to pack to make sure you’re well prepared for class.
Bring a Water Bottle
Dance is a fantastic form of exercise, and that means you should be properly hydrated! Remember your water bottle, and if you need a refill, we have a tap at the studio that can be used.
Remember That Everyone Starts Somewhere
You should be so proud of yourself or your child for having the courage to try something new! Our team is really passionate about sharing our love of dance and movement, and we’re excited to simply have you in the class. If you don’t get the hang of it right away, that’s okay!
Everyone starts somewhere, and you’ve already taken the first step. Welcome to the dance family, we’re so happy you’re here