Time and time again, people ask, “Aren’t they too young to learn dancing?” As long as you find age appropriate classes, the answer is no. In fact, children can learn how to dance before they can even speak! Dance is a primal part of human experience across all cultures that unites us all no matter our age. The benefits it has on early childhood development are innumerable.
Physical development is one of the most obvious benefits dance classes have for children. They are different ranges of motion, body awareness, balance, muscle strength, and coordination. In addition, specific movement patterns require that children to use their entire body to reach a level of fitness that is unparalleled by other activities.
When children learn to dance, they have a chance to learn in a comfortable social setting. They take turns, work as a group and learn how to share. They learn that communication can occur through effective movement to express an idea.
The group dynamic in dance classes also challenges little ones to respect others as they share and move in a space in unison. Oftentimes, children develop a strong bond between them no matter how old they are.
At a young age, children understand that movement can be used as a response to an idea or problem. This creates a cognitive link to a solution or outcome. This type of cognitive development raises awareness of how to function in the world.
Because dancing is an art form, children learn how to creatively express their emotions as well. There are endless opportunities to share different emotions as students experience one another and themselves though dance. Dance classes provide a structured outlet for a healthy physical and emotional release that helps develop emotional maturity.
Dance offers benefits that will last a lifetime! If you’re not sure how to start, Arthur Murray Dance Studio is here to help. With simple movements like toe-tapping, you little one can learn the basics while having fun!
Stop in today and visit us to learn how your child can get started dancing. Find us at 1711 North College Ave, Bloomington, IN, 47404. Call us at: (812) 334-0553