Signing your kids up for dance classes isn’t just a great way for them to pursue an interest or passion in dance, nor is it just an enjoyable way for them to do something with their free time, it’s an effective way to promote healthy childhood development.
Ways Dance Can Benefit Your Child’s Development
Dancing is more than just movement, it can also improve the stages of development for your child in the following ways:
- Improve Physical Development – Even beginner classes, such as gymnastics and tap dancing, can help your child to develop physically. Children who take dance classes are more likely to improve their muscle strength, balance, coordination, endurance, range of motion, and even body awareness more so than those that do not. Such early physical development can teach children healthy habits that they will maintain throughout their adulthood, improving the chances that they will live a healthier life and reducing the risk of injuries during physical activities as they grow older.
- Enhance Cognitive Development – Dance classes won’t just help your children to develop physically, they will also help with cognitive development. This is because children will learn how to use movement as a response to an idea or a challenge. Various dance techniques and exercises taught by our instructors will require different concepts, such as space recognition, problem-solving, balance, and imagination, all of which will help to improve their cognitive development.
- Promote Creativity – Dancing is an art form that teaches children how to express their emotions in a creative way through a physical performance. There are a variety of different types of dance classes available at Dance Makers that can engage the creativity of our students in many different ways.
- Improve Social Abilities – Learning how to engage and get along with others can be a challenge for younger children. Dance classes take place in a social setting where children learn how to wait their turn and how to share space. They will also learn how to work with each other during certain dance routines, how to communicate with one another and how to interact with each other. By developing these social abilities in dance class, there is a good chance that they will have greater success interacting with their peers throughout school as well as throughout their adult life.
- Better Learning Skills – Dancing requires discipline, focus, and practice, all of which are emphasized in our classes. These are skills that will become incredibly beneficial throughout school and can help foster a stronger interest in their education and make it easier for them to succeed in school.
Choosing the Right Dance Studio
These are just a few ways in which your child’s development can benefit from taking dance classes. Here at Dance Makers, we offer a variety of dance classes for kids, including both beginners classes and more advanced classes. We teach children as young as three years of age.