One of the most popular after-school activities in Canada is dance. Maybe it’s because dance is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities or maybe it’s because dance allows people to enjoy their natural appreciation for music. Whatever the reason for its mass appeal, one thing is for sure, the benefits, which participants reap from dance, can last a lifetime.
From a physical point of view, dance significantly increases flexibility, improves circulation, tones the body and develops muscles. It also improves posture, balance and coordination. In fact many athletes use dance as a form of additional training to improve their performance in their particular sport.
For young children, dance offers avenues for exploration, discovery and the development of natural instincts for movement and can enhance a child’s physical, mental and emotional development. This holds true for boys and girls alike.
Dance also has the ability to improve a child’s self-esteem and increase confidence. Many parents are surprised when their self-described ‘shy child’ gets on a stage and begins to perform. In some cases the transformations can be like night and day. This confidence is definitely a valuable skill that they will take with them throughout their lives. Studies have also shown that participation in an after-school activity that features music, and helps improve scholastic performance as well.
With the variety of dance styles available, there is a form for everyone. Whether it’s movin’ to the latest urban sounds in a high-energy hip hop class or pounding out rhythms in a fun-filled tap class, dance truly is one activity that offers many choices and can be started at any age.
Rugcutterz dance studio in Vaughan is the leading provider of dance classes for toddlers and dance classes for kids. Our hip hop dance classes, jazz dance classes, ballet classes for kids, acro dance classes, musical theatre dance classes, lyrical dance classes and contemporary dance classes are designed to educate, inspire and motivate your child, while developing self-confidence and communication skills with kids their age.
Rugcutterz encourages fun, fitness, and friendships. It’s a place where lasting memories are made. As a consecutive winner of the Top Choice Award for the Best Dance Studio In Vaughan since 2006, at Rugcutterz Danz Artz you will find a dance program that’s just right for your child!