How Children Can Benefit From Dance Lessons
Are you one of those parents who is always looking for ways to channel your kids’ boundless energy?
If can’t seem to adapt to the soccer-mom scene or the parent driven drama of little league might I make a suggestion… dance lessons. Yes, you heard me. Dance classes are an often-overlooked treasure trove of character building experiences that will greatly contribute to your child’s development.
The obvious health benefits of dancing have kept countless casual dance floor patrons slim and fit for generations. The intense physical activity of organized dance lessons offers much more than just keeping your kid’s weight in check. The cardiovascular benefits of an aerobic activity, like dancing, include strengthening the heart muscle, improving circulation and keeping blood pressure normal.
The repetitive motion and muscle control training build coordination, balance and improves flexibility while also building muscle.
Dance classes for your children will aide in healthy socialization and communication skills. The ability to listen and interpret instructions and then transform them into controlled movements help kids to work on listening skills. Also, participating in team activities and group work as in recital or performance preparation develops skills such as cooperation and participating in a supportive environment. The end result of a successful group effort, like a recital, helps children to realize the power of teamwork and the magnified benefits of a shared success.
The same elements that produce a proficient and skilled dancer also produce a successful academic student.
Practice, focus, self-discipline and drive are important aspects of academia and can be learned in dance class.
The nurtured appreciation for the arts that a child gains through dance lessons will benefit them in the future by increasing their quality of life.
The physical control a child learns from dance class helps them to be more aware of and in tune with their own body. The controlled movements and sculpted postures contribute to the ability to know ones self and push themselves as well. This newly found control instills confidence and builds self-esteem. Children with physical, emotional or mental challenges will undoubtedly benefit from the esteem building tools learned in dance class. As a child develops a more positive attitude and experiences heightened self-esteem, one can only imagine the freedom experienced with growing self-expression.