Why are observation cameras only turned on the first week of each month?

We turn observation cameras on the first full week of each month from September-March each year. Typically dance studios have “observation week” every six or eight weeks and parents have to come inside the classroom to watch. We feel this can be distracting to the dancers, and parents do not get a true feel of how their child is progressing.

By turning the cameras on every month, parents can easily see that their dancer has improved, as opposed to seeing every week, when it is more difficult to actually see the progression. We leave the cameras off between April to the recital, so that parents will get excited to see their dancer’s recital routine!