There are many reasons parents choose to enroll their children in dance classes—for the health benefits, to expand their creativity, or simply because they love the art of dance. Dance classes can teach a child self-confidence, self-discipline, poise, and grace. Most importantly, dance classes are fun!
What Are The Benefits Of Dance?
Believe it or not, dance classes can help your child develop work and learning skills that will help set up your child for success for their entire life.
Here are some of our favorite benefits of dance classes:
1. Improves Physical Health
Dancing is a great form of exercise, and a love of dance from an early age can help motivate kids to stay active as they grow into adults. Dance classes can increase your child’s flexibility, range of motion, physical strength, and stamina. As well as promoting overall health, enhanced development in these areas can help kids with sports and other activities at school and beyond.
2. Enhances Emotional Development
When your child experiences the joy of dancing, he or she learns about expressing themselves in a way that’s beneficial to their physical and mental health. This expression provides a structured outlet for a healthy physical and emotional release that helps develop emotional maturity. By giving children the freedom to channel their emotions and energies in a safe environment, their self-esteem and confidence will increase significantly.
3. Encourages Socialization
Dance is a highly social activity. In a dance class, children learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation, and make new friends. With each class, children interact with other dancers in the class, and more often than not develop lifelong friendships with those dancers. Dance friends are forever friends!
4. Encourages Creativity
No matter the style, dance encourages children to be more creative and to express themselves in many ways. By encouraging creativity and imagination, children learn to build trust, effective relationships, and how to think critically. Early childhood is the best period for the development of creativity, and creative problem solving will serve your child for life.
5. Enhances Cognitive Development
Attending dance classes allows children to learn self-discipline and time management. As they get older, dancer must learn how to balance school, dance, extracurricular activities, and their social life. The dedication, discipline and focus children learn and practice in dance classes are important life skills that will transfer over to school, work and other aspects of their lives.