Early development experts all agree that from infancy to puberty, parents need to provide children with stimulating mental and physical activity to ensure optimum childhood development. Dance is one of the best activities to enhance mental and physical development.
Here is why:
Cognitive Skill Development
Dance enhances cognitive development through sound and movement. Most toddlers naturally move their bodies when they hear music. Some jump, some wave their arms, some sway. Providing children with instruction about how to move their bodies in a specific way in rhythm with the music forces your child to think in advance of the movement which elevates their cognitive ability.
Dance helps to develop muscle tone and strengthen bones. It is also a great way for children to burn off excess energy and calories. Dance helps children learn to control their breathing and enhances balance. It also enhances their listening skills and rhythm.
Children who participate in dance lesson develop better socializatiion skills because they are forced to act as a team in order to accomplish their goals.
Since dance is a creative art form, children who participate in dance become tuned in to their emotions. They are better able to interpret the music and the movements in order to express themselves in a non verbal manner.
For young children, dance patterns are learned more easily than language because movement is natural to children. Most children point, wave, pull and poke to express themselves long before they are able to form sentences. Enrolling your child in dance instruction at an early age enhances their natural movements and provides them with a basis for learning many other skills.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in dance, please contact us today at 718 967-9565. Let our expert dance instructors help your child be the best s/he can be.