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The Benefits of Dance

 


1. Improved Physical Health


Dancing is a highly physical activity, and kids who take dance lessons regularly should expect to see a significant improvement in their overall physical health. Regular dance practice can increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina.

 

The repetitive movements involved in dance can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health.

 

Dancing is an aerobic form of exercise. For children who are overweight, it can potentially help them to lose weight and improve their eating habits.

2. Improved Social and Communication Skills


Dance lessons can help children improve their social and communication skills, learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and make new friends.


Becoming a skilled dancer requires practice, discipline and focus, skills that can be useful in other areas of your child's life. According to "Family Talk Magazine," dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children and help them to develop an appreciation for the arts.


As children adjust to the movements and postures required in dance, they begin to get a better sense of their bodies. As they become more comfortable in their own skin, their confidence and self-esteem also improve. Dance lessons can encourage children to foster a more positive attitude and explore their own self-expression. This can be particularly beneficial for children who are physically or mentally impaired or those who are attempting to deal with significant emotional problems. 

 

Further reading...

Music stimulates the brain’s reward centres, while dance activates its sensory and motor circuits.

Dancing and the brain

There is much to gain from participating in dance competitions and it isn’t all linked to walking away with a medal. 

Winning isn’t everything 

Simple dance moves, such as swinging arms or stepping from side to side in time, draw children together emotionally.

Dancing connects us
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