Starting dance lessons is exciting for children as well as parents. Dance is a wonderful activity for kids, capable of fostering a positive self image in both girls and boys. Dance lessons can teach a child self confidence, self discipline, poise and grace. A child introduced to dance at an early age will likely develop a love of the arts and a passion for rhythm and movement. Most importantly, dancing is lots of fun!
Some people believe that a child should be enrolled in dance classes as soon as possible, sometimes as early as the second birthday. Toddlers and preschoolers usually begin with "creative movement" classes instead of structured dance classes. If your child is 4 or 5 years old, consider his or her emotional maturity and personality. If she is extremely shy, forcing your child into an uncomfortable position may discourage her from dancing altogether. However, if your child is ready, an early start will give her a tremendous boost.
Increased flexibility, coordination and strength, specific techniques for ballet, tap and gymnastics, improved balance, posture and grace, development of rhythm and creative movement
Increased retention and comprehension of complex instructions, creative expression, music appreciation
Improved self-control, group cooperation, developing poise and selfconfidence, respect for others' abilities and boundaries
The Core Fitness Club offers the perfect program to harness all that toe-tapping energy.