Struggling with structure when home-schooling? This can have a negative impact on a child’s ability to focus. Enter ballet classes – which can provide the discipline and structure that might be lacking at home. Ballet students are taught to show respect for authority and learn responsibility. Being on someone else’s schedule also teaches a home-school student the skill of time management. Be sure to check your local dance schools for midday classes that may be suitable.
Ballet class gives home-schooled students the opportunity to socialize with others their age, providing a sense of community. Trust us: many students have forged lifelong friendships based on their mutual love for dance. All told, a ballet class environment helps home-schooled students develop better social skills both in and beyond the classroom.
Every child – regardless of whether or not they are homeschooled – needs exercise. Ballet class lets home-school students MOVE. Contrary to popular belief, ballet isn’t about prancing around in a tutu. Rather ballet technique gives students a full-body workout, improving balance and coordination. Home-schooled students have an advantage in that they can usually devote more time to practice and therefore accelerate and improve. This, in turn, increases self-confidence.
Ballet has many physical, mental, and emotional benefits for home-schooled students. It instills principles that help them become better students, children, and members of the community. If you’re considering putting your home-schooler in an extracurricular activity, never underestimate the power of dance.