Kids love to dance; it allows them to move freely and express themselves. Dancing provides children with various physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Below we will be highlighting the benefits of dancing and why kids should participate in dance programs.
Improves Physical Health
Dance provides an excellent opportunity to exercise as various movements are incorporated into dancing. Children can improve their endurance through dance as dances can last multiple times, and you are frequently moving. Children can also enhance their energy through dance because, for similar reasons, they will need to reserve their energy to complete an entire dance routine. Dance programs also help children improve their flexibility as it increases their range of motion and strength. Overall, dancing improves the physical health of children.
Improves Mental Health
Dancing allows you to move freely and express yourself, which can improve your mood. When people feel free, it also releases happy hormones such as dopamine. These hormones improve your mood and relieve anxiety and stress symptoms. A study that was conducted in 2007 states that specifically hip hop dancing lowers stress levels, just like when participating in forms of aerobic exercises. Experts say that people who engage in dancing that involves touch show significantly lower anxiety and stress levels. Also, a study looking at the effects of dance states that those who participated in upbeat group dances showcased lower levels of depression. Dancing improves mental health, so it is very beneficial for children to participate.
Dance is a highly social activity, especially within programs and classes. In a dance program, children work together, developing a better sense of cooperation and trust and making new friends. Kids in classes and programs bond over similar activities, such as building their dancing skills and love for dancing. Also, because the interactions within programs are more collaborative, the interactions are more social compared to competitors. With each lesson, the kids would interact with each other improving their communication skills as well as developing meaningful friendships. Dancing is beneficial for kids because it encourages socialization and helps them develop relationships.
Regardless of the dance style, it encourages children to be creative and express themselves. It allows them to move freely how they choose and do so confidently, which increases the creativity in which they do so. Encouraging creativity and imagination will enable children to build relationships and critical thinking. Dancing does that as it encourages children to move in whatever way they see the best fit for a specific song. As well dancing is used as a vehicle of expression. It can help the children tell a story of their feelings and emotions through the motions they do. Dancing is very beneficial for kids as it encourages them to be creative and express themselves freely, making them more confident.
Dance At TAC Sports
At TAC Sports, we have great dance programs that teach the students about various popular styles, including hip-hop, ballet, and more. If you are interested in learning more about our dance programs, head to https://tacsports.ca/winter-break-camp/. Or, to register now, head to https://www.amilia.com/store/en/toronto-athletic-camps-tac-sports/shop/programs/81731.