The end of the year invites New Year’s resolutions so why not add a new class to your child’s schedule. Performance classes have become increasingly popular over the past few years and it’s no surprise as they can help nurture your child. At Dancing Daisy we believe that performance classes are really rewarding for your child’s development.
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As the most disciplined form of dance, your child can learn a lot from taking ballet classes. Ballet helps focus the body and mind so it is a good way of harnessing your child’s energy. If they are particularly lively and cannot remain still, ballet will teach them to be more attentive, with a keener attention span and patience. Ballet essentially develops poise and grace, improving overall posture and body language. It’s a great form of exercise too, toning the muscles and strengthening the body.
Ballet unlocks a world of culture which can be particularly rewarding for older children. Learning about classical ballets and choreographers can inspire your child and give them a wider understanding of various cultures and countries across the world. Although it is not like a team sport, there is a competitive element to ballet as children can work towards levels. Achieving these will boost pride and improve your child’s confidence.
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There are such a variety of dance classes on offer and with dance schools popping up all over the country you are sure to find somewhere in your local area. Dancing is a great way to channel and release your child’s boundless amount of energy. Although team sports are good for your child to get involved in, often these are better for older children, whilst dance is for all ages, with classes involving children as young as two or three.
Keeping your child active is incredibly important so that they remain healthy. Dancing is aerobic meaning that it is not only a good form of exercise but also generates enthusiasm. A large part of dance, no matter what the type, is creativity. Learning new moves or dancing with a particular idea in mind helps your child to develop their imagination and turn it into a form of expression.
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Theatre has become the latest trend for performance arts amongst children. Due to the exposure of TV and films, many children would love the chance to learn to act and become like their favourite film role models. Whether they go on to become an actor one day or not, acting develops many skills which are useful in aspects of everyday life.
Relying more on teamwork that other performance arts, acting encourages social skills amongst children and will often place a child within an environment with children of different ages. Acquiring good communication skills early on will teach children how to articulate themselves, helping in later life and allowing them to mature properly. Standing upon a stage and reciting words not only requires a strong understanding of speech and reading, but also memory and confidence.
Signing your child up to performance classes in the New Year really can reap a number of development and social benefits. At Dancing Daisy we can provide your child with all of their dance clothing, from tap and ballet leotards or shoes, to freestyle dancewear. Our range caters for girls and boys. Contact us if you have any questions about our products or sizes; we’ll be happy to help.