Dance Instructions For Children
Children love to dance and they usually enjoy performing and watching dance moves, but there is a whole lot more to dance than steps and music.
Dance is an art form and a low impact aerobic activity that combines physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation. It also enhances the development of children and promotes healthy bodies.
When you dance, your cardiovascular system improves, your muscle tone increases and you burn calories, so dance is a great way to introduce physical fitness to children.
Dancers perform moves that require bending and stretching which allow their bodies to become more flexible. They also build strength from jumping and leaping into the air which require tremendous strength of the major leg muscles and this also develops motor skills in children.
To dance for any length of time also requires muscular endurance and fitness and dancers get accustomed to working longer and harder without fatigue. Besides helping you to keep fit and stay in good health, dance offers several other benefits to children.
Children who participate in dance classes enhances their ability to work as a team and they learn to think quickly and creatively. They also build confidence and self esteem and a new sense of creativity, motivation, and energy that can easily be transferred to their the classroom.
Dance also provides children with an outlet in which they can freely express their feelings through body movements. This can also teach them to be aware of their own body language, a skill that is usually required in life.
Dancing is also a form of socialising for children and those who go on to perform gain from meeting other children in positive fun filled environments.
There are numerous professions in dance from dancing, teaching, choreography and performing.
The skills developed in dance are valuable transferable skills that can be applied to any career path and they usually stay with the person for life.
There are a variety of dance forms including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, folk and African Dance which are all offered around the island. Ballroom dance, line dancing are also becoming very popular.
There are many dance clubs and schools across the island offering a variety of dances and we have listed the best of them where you and your child can enjoy a session that would be truly beneficial.