Ballroom and Latin dancing for kids
The choices we make for our kids will often determine their future and it is up to us and us only to help them be their very best.
Ballroom and Latin dancing are often highly recognized as a first choice for parents and kids in many parts of Europe and Asia. Dancing in general is one of the very best options when it comes to sport and art.
Not long ago, I read an article written by a mother, trying to choose the right activity for her 6 years old son (mom is not a dancer). Leaving in the United States of America, her obvious choices were baseball, American football, hockey and perhaps basketball. Friend of hers told her that a dance studio just opened down the road and she decided on giving it a try. Three months later, she wrote the article I am talking about, describing how happy she and her son are. Choosing good posture, elegant costumes, music, good shoes, coordination and soooo much more, apparently turned out to be a decent choice.
I have started dancing at the age of 6 and for that will forever be grateful to my parents.
Dancing helps kids in many ways. Some of the benefits that I believe dance would give to all kids are:
~Fitness – at young age, kids will experience fun associated with fitness activities early in life and that would create life – long positive fitness habits. Over time, kids will build great stamina and incredible posture to carry for life, regardless dancing or not when they get older.
~Mental Focus – learning how to concentrate on a task and achieving goals.
~Balance – walking in sync with music, creating movement with different speed, shape the body in many ways to accompany the styles you learn and so much more.
~Social Skills – communicating with your teachers, dance coaches, dance partners, friends that dance at the same studio, meeting people during dance events.
~Strength – try dancing jive for only 2 minutes and you will know what I am talking about… Dancing is one of the most physically demanding sports and it requires constant strength improvements.
~Flexibility – improved range of motion, through holding or transitioning between different dance positions and moves.
~Coordination – Hand-eye coordination improves writing ability while eye-tracking improves reading readiness. To coordinate your dance movements with music and your partner is a science in a league on its own.
~Burn calories – Helps keeping your body in a great condition, prevents weight gain and gives jumpstart to a healthy life.
~The Sport of all Sports – dancing would help prepare your child for all sports, activities and most importantly – life.
~Discipline – no explanation needed here….
Every parent have a choice, when it comes to sports and activities. If we fully understand that our choices will make the difference for the kids we are raising, all should be fine.
My parents made a choice many years ago and now I give you my point of view.
Our dance studio works with kids of all ages and helps them achieve their goals.
Thank you all for reading and happy dancing!
Aleksandar Bonev – Founder of the North Shore Dance Society
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