When kids learn to move to music it offers a host of benefits.
Make no mistake about it; dancing will enhance your child’s physical fitness level. Regardless of the style of dance, classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip hop work all the major muscle groups and provide an exceptional workout. Over time, you will notice improved flexibility, posture, muscle coordination, balance, muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness.
Attending a dance class also provides essential social interaction for kids, as they will learn new communication skills and how to work as a team to accomplish a common goal. Many dancers make friendships that continue outside of class. As with any activity, kids with a common interest in dancing can use that interest as a building block to meaningful friendships.
If you could pick only one activity that created an outlet for people of all ages to express their creativity and true personalities, it would have to be dancing. Children involved in dancing have the opportunity to express themselves in a safe environment, dipping into parts of their personality that may have remained covered up if they were not exposed to dance classes.
Along with the increase in creative expression and awareness of their own bodies comes improved self-confidence and self-esteem. Despite what we’d like to believe, not all kids are bursting with confidence, and many have emotional issues that can be improved through dance. There’s nothing like seeing a child confident in their own movements, and regular dance classes have the potential to make it happen.
North London Dance Centre offers a variety of classes for kids of all ages. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to explore their own potential while enhancing their dance skills. Classes include classical ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, modern, and tap. You can bring in children as young as two-years old to start enjoying the benefits, and to help to burn off some of that endless supply of energy before bedtime. Give us a call today and we’ll give you all the details.