Builds Positive Self-Esteem - through interaction and expression children feel good about themselves.
Builds Social Skills - sharing, taking turns, and relating appropriately to others.
Develops Creative Expression - while young, children may not be able to express themselves fully with their words, they are able to communicate their feelings and ideas through movement and dance.
Develops Strength and Balance - the ability to assume and maintain body positions, which is crucial for walking, running, jumping, skating, riding a bike and sports activities.
Develops Bilateral Coordination - learning to use both sides of the body simultaneously, even if movement is not symmetrical. Examples are swimming, climbing, jumping, catching and/or kicking a ball.
Develops Concept Awareness - an understanding of specific concept, such as open/close, up/down, big/little.
Develops Gross Motor Skills - control of large muscles, such as those in arms and legs. Useful in daily activities and sports related activities
Develops Fine Motor Skills - control of the small muscles, especially those in hands. Used in cutting with scissors, writing, using buttons and tying shoelaces.
Develops Reflex - automatic response to stimuli and events. An example is putting the hands up to catch a ball.
Develops Focus and Memory - develops memory and focus (through learning dance routines) and are skills that can be applied to academic studies.
For Youth-Teens & Adults
Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:
- reduces depression and anxiety
- improves the condition of your heart and lungs
- increases muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
- increases aerobic fitness
- improves muscle tone and strength
- helps control weight management
- builds stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
- develops better coordination, agility and flexibility
- improves balance and spatial awareness
- increases physical confidence
- builds greater self-confidence and self-esteem
- develops a healthy body image
- develops better social skills.
- builds resilience and determination
- develops creative and critical thinking skills
- maximizes brain function and power!
Did you know that dancing is the only physical activity that reduces your chances of dementia in the way that cognitive activities do? Dance requires you to use multiple parts of your brain at the same time. No matter what your age, this increased brain power improves your mental sharpness and agility, and increases your attention span and ability to concentrate and focus
More reasons why your child will benefit from dance training