HOW CAN DANCE BENEFIT MY CHILD?
Becoming a dancer involves more than talent, desire, and discipline. These are the stones for the building of a house. They remain only that unless there is a structure, and that cannot be accomplished without design.
For example, you want to take your child to ballet class. Where do you go? Because dancers need to be trained at an early age, the parent’s choice of a first teacher is central to their development over the years. Even if neither the child or the parents envision dance as a profession but simply are looking for an extracurricular activity, the choices need to be informed ones.
For human beings, the arts are as natural as breathing. Performing Arts give us pleasure. It teaches us good posture and how to become more graceful. It establishes an awareness of the body and an appreciation for what the body can do. It also aids in the physical and mental development of a child. It teaches discipline and self-reliance. Ballet class offers children the opportunity to become aware of spatial relationships. Through the art of dancing, we share our sense of well-being through harmony in motion.
Dance is for everyone who has an interest. Movement as communication is as old as humanity. It can tell a story, convey an emotion or simply lift our spirits.
Dance as a study has many benefits:
- A greater understanding and acceptance of one’s body
- Exhilaration from mastering new material
- Increased flexibility and strength
- Improved posture and graceful movement quality
- Positive sense of self
- Building strength and athleticism