Remember Miley Cyrus’ MTV Video Music Award performance? Then we’d forgive you for not wanting your little ones to follow suit!
But rest assured that dance isn’t all bad. Rather it can have a strong positive influence on your child, so don’t be deterred. Here are some of the ways dance can have a strong positive influence on your child.
Four fabulous benefits of dance classes:
Improved physical health from dance classes:
Dancing is a remarkably physical activity. Kids who regularly attend dance classes should expect to see a vast improvement in their overall physical health. Benefits include increased flexibility, physical strength, range of motion, stamina, and better posture. For children who are slightly overweight, dance can help them become healthier and improve their eating habits!
Socialization benefits from dance classes:
Dance is also an exceptionally social activity – many of our dancers have become best friends with other children in their classes! Dance classes can help children practice their social and communication skills, learn teamwork, and develop a greater sense of trust. If your little one is shy, we have heard from many parents that after taking dance lessons, their child has become much more outgoing and comfortable around new people and places. Dance can help overcome stage fright as well!
Educational benefits from dance classes:
As your dancer begins to blossom into a skilled dancer, they will learn discipline, focus, and skills that will be useful in other areas of his or her life. Dance lessons can help get those creative juices flowing and an appreciation for the arts. FamilyTalk magazine has estimated that students with a dance background tend to do academically better than students who don’t have a dance background.
Improved self-esteem from dance classes:
The more comfortable your little dancers get with their bodies, the more their self-esteem will improve. As they get more familiar with the movements and postures they learn in dance class, they start to get a better sense of their bodies. The skills they develop help them foster a more positive attitude and encourage them to explore self-expression. For children with physical or mental disabilities, this can be particularly beneficial.
Even with the notorious dance reputation that celebrities are giving nowadays, it certainly does not have to be that way! Dance is can be profoundly beneficial, so why not give it a try today? You can sign up for one of our free trial classes today both in San Diego, Chicago, and Cleveland – you and your little one will love it!