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The Benefits of Involving your Kids in Dance

The Benefits of Involving your Kids in Dance

Childhood is the best time for a person to learn. As children, we tend to absorb and retain more information from a younger age, especially the first five years. And, seeing as children often have a ton of energy that they need to learn to focus or expel, know that there are constructive ways for your child to burn up all of that built up energy and focus on learning a skill that will benefit them throughout their life.

There are so many reasons why you should enroll your child in dance classes, as learning to dance keeps your child active and helps them learn to take direction. Also, you may get some free time while your child learns the art of dance and they may even make some life-long friends too.

Here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of dance and our ability to teach others, which is why we have gathered the top benefits of enrolling your child in dance, so be sure to continue reading to learn more:

  • Self-expression. Even as adults, we strive to figure out who we are as people. You constantly hear, “be yourself” or “just express yourself”, so it is important to give your children the chance to start learning who they are at a young age and provide an outlet for them to express who they are. Being able to express yourself in dance is what makes it unique when compared to other forms of physical activity. Also, it provides your little ones the chance to express the emotions they are feeling when they do not know how to put them into words, and a healthy, constructive outlet to get out their frustrations, if they have any, often resulting in a more happy and cooperative behavior.
  • Discipline. Your child is brilliant, and giving them more opportunity to let their intelligence shine and even continue to learn, is such a great way to prepare them for the future. Remembering the steps is key in learning to dance, and your child will learn how to dance and even improve their memorization skills as they move their feet. This will help them, not only in dance, but in other parts of life as well. Learning to dance is the perfect mixture of fun and discipline and your child will enjoy both. There are many points in time where your little one will need to respect the instructor and follow directions, and even more time for them to have fun and dance their heart out.
  • Self-esteem. The ability to dance requires the dancer to become more in touch with their bodies and its capabilities, to be comfortable in their own skin. As your child learns to dance, they will become comfortable with who they are and gain self-confidence as they become more aware of their abilities. One of the main focuses in dance class is positivity, and your child will improve their positive look on life and themselves, allowing their self-confidence to be boosted.

You will be providing so many great benefits to your little ones if you choose to enroll them into the art of dance, as it is a great way to help creative a healthy and active lifestyle for them. Here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we are excited to work with you and your child, and placing you within the perfect dance class for your interests, so be sure to contact us today to begin your California dancing.


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