There are many reasons why parents choose dance as their way to help their kids develop life skills. The advantages of dance are numerous, from developing social skills to respect and discipline. If you’re looking for a great way to help your child acquire important life skills,
Here Are Some of the Advantages-:
1) Social Interaction
Learning how to interact and collaborate with others is a vital part of growing up. Children’s dance classes teach children how to work as part of a team or with a partner. They will learn about respecting boundaries, encouraging and supporting each other, and problem-solving. They may also make some friends through their time in our classes!
Sometimes there are things we must do that we don’t want to, even if they are things we enjoy. Reaping the benefits of dance takes discipline, which means doing things we are required to do even when we don’t feel like it. Stretching, warmups, practising, and learning are all things that dancers must do to develop. Our classes teach kids how to develop discipline, and this skill can help them in other areas of life such as academics and when doing chores.
3) Encourages Creativity
Your child, although part of a family and part of a dance group, has his or her unique traits and strengths. Dance lessons allow students to create routines and add their unique flair to their moves, to help them express their creativity and individuality. While other parts of their life might seem more rigid, dance classes will help them enjoy their freedom, which will give them a better balance in life.
4) Taking Turns
Knowing to wait until it is your turn is an essential skill that everyone uses in life. Dance classes help young kids develop this skill as they take turns going across the floor, sharing knowledge with their teacher, freestyling, or doing solo moves. The earlier a child can understand and respect this rule, the sooner they will know how to interact with others respectfully.
5) Spatial Awareness
From the first few dance classes, your child will learn about spatial awareness. Teachers may use dots, colours, or shapes to keep the students standing in a certain area, so they can dance and move without accidentally crashing into the other classmates. It also teaches children not to play with props or move them, so they stay in a formation. Teaching kids to be aware of their space and the personal “bubbles” of others is an important skill that will help them avoid disputes at school, on the playground, and as they socialise with loved ones.
Dance classes require careful consideration to the teacher so students can learn the methods and theory behind each move. This means students must listen and watch more than they speak. The more a dancer can listen, the better they can stay on beat and improve their musical talent. Good listening skills will also help your child be successful in school and help them have better interaction with others.
7) Emotional Development
Learning to express ourselves and healthily deal with failure and disappointment shows emotional development. When your child experiences challenge as they dance, they will learn how to express themselves in a healthy, safe way, and learn how to overcome those feelings of failure and try again. Dance gives children the freedom to express and channel their emotions into movements in a safe environment, and the support they get from our teachers will increase their confidence and self-esteem.
A huge concept of dance classes is showing respect for others. Students are taught to respect each other’s space, take turns, listen, show support for each other, share, and more. Dancers are encouraged to give each other compliments and mocking or put-downs are never tolerated. Our experienced teachers create an environment that feels comfortable and loving, so each dancer’s confidence can be built.
9) Improves Physical Health
One of the best ways to get your child off the couch and exercising is to sign them up for dance classes. Dance is an excellent way to improve physical health. It targets all the muscles of the body and can improve their flexibility, stamina, range of motion, and physical strength. It promotes their overall health and helps them as they pursue other activities and sports at school and recreationally.
10) Dressing to Impress
Dress codes in dance help students focus so they aren’t constantly wiping their hair out of their faces or fidgeting with their clothes. As they learn to dress appropriately at a young age, they will evoke a sense of organization, cleanliness, and structure. Making a good impression and being appealing to others is possible when we take care of ourselves, and that’s what our teachers help students to learn.