When you enrol your child into dance classes the main aim is for them to learn to dance. But there are other benefits for children. They will learn skills and abilities that will not only help them as children but that will enable them to flourish as young adults.
One of the biggest benefits children gain from attending dance classes is a growth in confidence. Mastering new skills, performing in front of parents and achieving recognition for their achievements does wonders for their self-esteem.
For young children, dance can be a great way for them to express themselves both creatively and emotionally.
Improved Physical Fitness
For children of any age, physical movement is important. Building exercise into a child’s routine, in a fun and engaging way helps improve flexibility, physical strength and stamina. This physical development will enable children in other areas of their life, including other sports activities.
During dance classes children will learn to work as part of a team. Developing the ability to cooperate, communicate and build friendships. Meeting new people who share a common interest is a great way to make new friends.
Self-discipline and Motivation
As children progress with their dancing and start working towards grades, they learn to stay focused, disciplined and motivated towards a goal. This drive to succeed gives children skills such as commitment, resilience and teaches them the benefits of hard work. These skills greatly help children as they grow older and are fantastic qualities that will enable them throughout their lives.
There are a variety of dancing styles to choose from. Children have the freedom to explore their imaginations through different genres. Some styles more than others, allow children greater freedom of movement. But for very young children, dance is focused around exploring how their bodies move and what they can do.
Dancing can have many benefits for children, more information on how the different types of dancing benefits them can be found here.
Considering Dance Classes for your Child?
For shy children, joining a new class may be daunting. At Linda Virgoe Dance Studio, we understand it’s a big step. We offer all children a trial class to help them and their parents/ carers settle in! Get in touch today to find out more.