Kids love to dance, but what other benefits can dance bring?
I believe in the great advantages of dancing as one of the most COMPLETE activities! Dancing is a body and fitness training activity like any SPORT. In dancing, students will learn about body awareness and self discipline skills. Dancing is an ART form, through which dancers will develop their imagination and esthetic sense at the same time.
Here are my top 5 benefits from dancing (no particular order):
TOTAL BODY TRAINING:
Dancing has many physical benefits. Students build muscle strength while increasing flexibility. Dancers develop a sense of balance and improve agility and coordination. Importantly, they also develop body awareness and learn correct posture.
TEAM SPIRIT AND DISCIPLINE:
Joining a dance class offers the same benefits as being part of a sport team club. In a normal dance class, children are asked to communicate and co-operate as a group, as individuals, and as pairs. Group choreography fosters teamwork, communication, trust and co-operation. Dance nurtures important life skills, such as discipline and focus. Dancers naturally display confidence, self-esteem and poise. These skills are even further reinforced when dancers work together in performances.
MUSIC LISTENING SKILL:
Dancers learn to use music to translate emotion into movement. In dance classes, children develop a way of listening to appreciate all the subtleties of the music. They also learn to listen to tempo to develop their sense of rhythm and their musicality perception.
Dance students are regularly asked to memorize movement sequences. Simply, this helps children practice their memorization skills (which is particularly important in early education) while encouraging a detail-oriented mindset.
One of the greatest benefits of dance is that it sparks a child’s imagination and nurtures individual creativity in a unique way. The emphasis on self-expression in dance separates dance from other forms of physical activity. Expressiveness is imperative to a great performance. Dance gives children the freedom to simply be themselves and be proud of that. It’s also a great way for them to physically release their emotions. Dance explores all emotions.