Why should my child choose dance?
5 Reasons To Choose Dance:
We know as parents you have many choices when looking for an activity for your child. Here are 5 great reasons why choosing dance is the right choice.
Reason #1: PHYSICAL.
Dancing provides many physical benefits including cardio exercise, weight control, increased energy, flexibility, muscle tone, balance, coordination, posture and body awareness.
Children should be exposed to physical activity and exercise at an early age. Studies have shown that young children learn more effectively through repetition; a tool implemented in programs specially designed for the youngest dancers. As children age and their muscles develop, engaging in athletic activities will help maintain strong, healthy bodies. Dancing promotes coordination, flexibility, strength, and stamina while improving memory and teaching grace, self-discipline, confidence and poise.
Reason #2: MENTAL.
Dancing has been demonstrated to be clinically effective at improving body self-image, confidence, self-esteem and increased attentiveness. Dancing can also reduce stress, fears and anxieties as well as lessen feelings of isolation, body tension, chronic pain and depression. Remembering sometimes complex dance moves and choreography enhances cognitive learning and has been shown to help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in old age.
Reason #3: EMOTIONAL.
Dancing helps people feel more joyful and confident and also helps one to express such feelings as anger and frustration. The dance studio gives students an opportunity to forget about their outside worries for the time they are there and simply enjoy themselves for a portion of their day.
Reason #4: SOCIAL.
Through dance, children learn to accept constructive criticism from their instructors, fellow dancers and industry professionals, to work cooperatively with peers of all ages, and to build solid relationships with classmates and other members of their dance community on a regular basis. Often students work cooperatively in groups, whether rehearsing choreography, helping to demonstrate or assist in class, or while participating in group dances and productions. Tight-knit communities are formed within a dance studio, and often times, you will find that children become closer with their ‘dance friends’ than their ‘school friends’.
Reason #5: FUN.
Dancing is just plain fun. It is fun to learn, fun to perform and even fun to just watch. There are many more reasons why dance is the best choice for a physical activity but this list shows you just the top 5. We are sure you will find many more reason s of your own when you choose dance for you or your child.
There are many more reasons why dance is the best choice for a physical activity but this list shows you just the top 5. We are sure you will find many more reason of your own when you choose dance for you or your child.