Benefits of Dance for Kids

By September 21, 2016Parkland Players

In our preschool we will be introducing dance classes to our program. So we thought we would discuss some of the potential benefits of dance class for kids.

  1. Improvement of physical health: dance in inherently physical in nature. Furthermore, it focuses on development of motor skills throughout the whole body, which is great for children who are still learning gross motor and fine motor control.
  2. Socialization Opportunities: dance classes require group work and cooperation with peers. Therefore, dance classes can help shy children practice essential social skills and all children learn how to collaborate with others in a constructive way.
  3. Self-expression: the individuality aspect of dance allows for a different level of self-expression compared to other forms of physical activity. It allows children to learn how to explore their emotions and display them in alternative, healthy ways.
  4. Education and Discipline: like music classes, dance classes require practice, attention and focus in order to master skills. This is great skills for children to practice and take with them throughout their entire lives
  5. Self-Esteem: like mastering any other artistic skill, acquiring dance skills helps children build confidence in their abilities and who they are. It helps them feel capable and they will carry this into other aspects of learning.

Source: http://hermitagedance.com/5-benefits-of-dance-class-for-children/

 

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