August 25, 2020

Zoom Tips from CityDance POP!

As we gear up for fall classes, the staff and faculty at CityDance POP! have a few tips for making the best of your child's online dance education.

1 . The teacher needs to be able to see your child fully, so we recommend purchasing a wide lens that clips over your laptop, tablet or phone camera. These little gadgets make a world of difference, especially if you lack depth in your space!

Without a wide lens, your Zoom screen might look something like this:

But with a wide lens, the teacher can see your child more fully:

Here are some wide lens kits that we recommend:
SUFEINI Camera Lens Kit
NaNa Camera Lens Kit
LEKNES Lens Kit
LENSFIKASE Lens Kit
AMIR Phone Camera Lens

2. Have your child take class from a larger screen, like a desktop computer or smart tv, so they can see what the teacher is doing:

3. Too many Zooms happening at the same time? Make sure that your router supports multiple devices and that the coverage fills your entire home. If you're having trouble with your Wi-Fi in certain parts of your home, consider purchasing a range extender.

Read more about options for range extenders at these links:

The Best Wireless Range Extenders for 2020 | PCMag
The best Wi-Fi range extender for just about everyone | CNET

4. Connect your child's dance class audio to wireless headphones so they can hear their teacher and the music without distracting the rest of the family. 

Here are a few options for wireless headphones:

Mpow Flame Bluetooth Headphones
Mpow M30 in-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
Bluedio Hi TWS Wireless Earbud Headphones
Vislla 5.0 Bluetooth Sport Headphones

We hope these tips will enhance your child's experience with us!