No one can resist smiling after seeing toddlers dance to music, but did you know that dancing has many benefits for your little one? Dancing and music are more than just fun ways to pass the time. In fact, dancing helps kids develop, communicate, and express themselves all while building their confidence. Here’s what you need to know about our dance classes for 18-month olds up to 5-year-olds, and how preschool dance activities can benefit your child.
Our dance classes for toddlers give children the opportunity to learn dance skills in a safe and social environment. They learn to understand and value taking turns, working as a team, sharing, respecting personal space and boundaries, performing independently, supporting and encouraging other dancers, and more. These social skills are important to learn early on, and your child will grow into a more effective communicator in the future. They also learn to cooperate in a classroom setting, and to a teacher and class rules, preparing them for their schooling years.
Dance classes allow children to build up strength, coordination, flexibility and fine motor skills while having fun. As kids grow up, it is highly beneficial for them to get involved in physical activity. At DS, our students participate in a range of activities, including stretching, corner work, centre work, improvisation, and performance (just to name a few). Dancing engages the entire body, from head to toe, meaning your child will inevitably build their physical development in a fun and engaging classroom setting.
Have you noticed that sometimes your child fusses or whines when they are upset? Crying and throwing tantrums are usually the result of a child’s inability to effectively express themselves. Music and dance teach kids healthy ways to release their emotions and express their feelings. Dance class allows kids to listen to lyrics, perform actions, be aware of body language, express feelings through movement, and interact with others. As they get older self-expression through creative outlets becomes increasingly important to reduce stress and manage emotions
So there you have it! Dance classes actually have a lot more benefits for your child than you may have first thought! If you have been tossing up whether to have your child try dance, come visit our studio at 32 Addison street Shellharbour Village and we can organise a trial class with our ‘love it or it’s free guarantee’. Email us at [email protected] or give us a call on (02) 4297 7887 to book your trial. You can also find more infor on our website here.