Dance

Dance helps children mature physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively.  Dance involves a greater range of motion, coordination, strength and endurance than most other physical activities due to movement patterns that teach coordination and kinaesthetic memory.

Children enjoy the opportunity to express their emotions and become aware of themselves and others through creative movement.

The sense of success and accomplishment they will experience when they have mastered a complicated movement will encourage them to transfer this ambition into other aspects of life.

Movement within a class offers a structured outlet for physical release.

Dancing encourages children to experiment and find different paths to solving problems. It is vital in a child’s personal development that they learn the importance of trial-and-error.

When children are provided with creative movement problems that involve the selection of movement choices, they learn to think in the concrete reality of movement.

Movement provides the cognitive loop between the idea, problem, and solution.

Children quickly learn how to work in within a group dynamic which fosters social interaction. 

Physical Health Benefits of Dance for Young Children

·Improved spatial awareness