Ballroom Dancing is one of the most fascinating activities that a human can indulge into. A ballroom dancing for kids is no exception.
Discovering this beautiful activity can start from a very early age if parents are well informed about how beneficial ballroom dancing is for kids. As parents, we always try to do the best for our kids, make them safe and protected, provide them with the best possible education, keep them socially engaged with the best social environment. Dance is usually overlooked and not very high on the list of the activities that kids may consider, because it is not a very “profitable” activity such as tennis, soccer, hokey or others. But after reading this article, you may find out that Ballroom dance is a powerful and unique way to enrich your life and, most of all, it can benefit your child in many different ways.
Benefits of Ballroom Dancing for Kids
Having a good time is crucial for developing healthy, both mentally and physically individuals. The neurochemicals released while listening to music, smiling, or laughing cannot be reproduced even in the most sophisticated lab. Fun equals less stress and more social connections. Who wouldn’t want to be around someone fun?
Active Lifestyle For Kids
Dancing has a very high physical demand on the human body unlike any other sport. During the ballroom dance lessons there are countless repetitions of different elements- more and more synapses form a network of mind-muscle connections. It requires a lot of Stamina, flexibility, and muscle development that are very positive physical built up for children. If your child is participating in a ballroom dance program, soon the youngster will start to control his cores, arms and legs muscle in unison with Latin or Ballroom music, creating rhythmic pulses. Scientists have found time and time again, a direct correlation between healthy, coordinated bodies, and happiness!
Posture and Physical Awareness in Kids
Latin and Ballroom dance classes can help to develop the awareness of posture and body alignment from a very early age. As a dance teacher, I see poor posture, first hand every day! It is quite devastating to see kids coming in the studio with what medical personal calls “computer neck.” Posture is a dynamic alignment, I don’t think any particular exercise can fix it if we are not aware of our bodies, and awareness is what ballroom dancing can teach our kids. Good posture manners are built on perception and the sense of the relative position of one body segment to another. The major part of our dance instruction is related to improving the children’s posture and awareness of their bodies.
Teamwork is an essential skill for anyone to learn. In dance group lessons, your child can do it in a fun atmosphere, while making new friends and moving rhythmically to the beats of Ballroom and Latin music. On the other hand, partner dancing, moving together with someone else boosts the sense of trust and cooperation. During dance group classes your child will build social skills that would be essential for his future development.
Whether your child will take on competitive ballroom dancing or will do dance just for fun, discipline is one of the core benefits that Ballroom Dancing would provide. The structured approach of Ballroom Dance lessons will teach the little dancers of good discipline and concentration at the same time.
Developing Greater Self Confidence
Achieving good posture from an early age, being able to walk elegant, being able to learn this challenging cha cha pattern of footwork, moving ahead to the next level with graceful moves on the dance floor, all that builds self-confidence and awareness of the children while providing them with a situation challenging enough to make them grow. At our dance studio the program for kids encourages the young dancers to believe in their own abilities and grow confident as young adults.
Developing Taste for Beauty
Ballroom Dancing is an Art and Sport at the same time. That unique mixture of beauty, body posture and alignment with practice and training eventually develops into a kid’s love for beauty and grace altogether. No matter what dance the young dancers learn, waltz, tango, rumba, cha cha or jive, they get exposed to beautiful outfits and a required dress code, that is important on the dance floor for their presentation during dance competitions or shows. Beauty in Ballroom and Latin dance is everywhere, in their hairstyling, classy outfits, elegant footwork and amazing posture, all that can be great exposure for the children to grow with a certain sense of grace.
If you are in Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Newmarket or Vaughn area, please drop by to our elegant and modern facility and let your children try some of our kids’ program classes. You would be amazing what a difference you would find in your child after a few months of dance activity.