While many parents enrol their children in dance classes for the fun, high-energy activity it provides, the benefits of dance classes reach far beyond the physical aspect.
We help set your child up for success with valuable life skills that can be applied outside of these walls. The personal and professional growth that we witness every day in each of our students is a testament to the following benefits:
1. Enhances emotional development
When children as young as two attend preschool dance classes in Calgary, they’re participating in a safe environment where their imagination and creativity are encouraged. This environment builds their self-esteem and confidence as they continue to improve their skills over time while instilling a love of dance at an early age!
2. Builds social skills
In dance class, children learn the value of teamwork and group participation. It’s common for students to make lifelong friendships within their dance studio and feel a sense of belonging.
While that first dance class might be challenging at first, as students become more comfortable in class with other children and their teacher, they’ll begin to feel more confident interacting and participating within the group.
3. Encourages self-expression
Dance encourages children to express themselves in many ways. When self-expression is fostered at an early age, children build trust with themselves and their peers, learn how to think critically, and develop creative problem-solving skills; all of which can be transferred to the school, work, and other aspects of their life.
4. Increases cognitive development
Studies show that dance classes and music improves mental dexterity. The exercise of repetition, learning choreography, coordination, and mind/body connection improves children’s ability to absorb and remember information. Children are encouraged to practice, which teaches them the value of persevering until they succeed.
5. Improves physical health
Last but certainly not least, it’s no secret that dance is an excellent form of exercise! Children who develop a love of dance at an early age are motivated to stay active as they grow. No matter what style you choose, flexibility, range of motion, and stamina are all a part of the dance.
Not only are children participating in a high-energy and engaging activity, but they are also improving their balance, spatial awareness, agility, coordination, and endurance – all while having fun!
At Prestige Dance Academy, we are passionate about the important role dance classes have in a child’s life. We are dedicated to promoting the positive impact of dance by providing a safe environment where young children can grow, thrive, and learn essential life skills that will benefit them well into their adult years.