When you join a dance class, apart from the learning aspect, there are so many other positive things that go along with it. It is a place where you are active, you socialize, develop your creative side, increase flexibility, get rid of stress…the list goes on.
It can also improve your health and depending on how tough some moves are, you can even burn up to ten calories a minute! Kids can get their daily exercise just from joining a dance class.
If you join a good dance class with great teachers, you will improve in many ways and not just from the dancing itself. Let’s look at some of the benefits you can enjoy by regularly going to dance classes.
1. Positive Motivation
A lot of people are their own worst enemy, or critic. When you join a dance class, instructors know the importance of positive motivation and they can help to make this a habit so you view things about yourself differently. Many people beat themselves up and you can stop torturing yourself this way. Through such positive motivation, you will learn to see or view things differently. This may not be as important to everyone, but for some people, it can make a huge difference. Letting go of the negative thoughts and reinforcing it with positive ones will allow you to grow as a person. Positive motivation can improve your dancing but it can also make a difference in other areas of your life.
When you are part of a dance class, your instructor may help you to achieve certain goals. This can teach you to take this goal-setting philosophy and apply it elsewhere in your life. Dance classes can teach you so many positive things which you can use in other areas.
3. Dancing To Replace Sports
While sports are important in many ways, it may also not be for everyone. Some people may not excel in sports activities and may dislike it and completely shy away from it. By taking dance classes, it can replace the benefits of sporting activities. In some sports, there are also risks of injury which may make some parents uncomfortable. Dance can increase your fitness and physical as well as mental strength while also opening the door to creativity.
4. Career Opportunities
Taking dance classes can open the door to many other opportunities, opportunities that can be enjoyed since dancing is something you love. Imagine getting paid to do something you love doing. It just doesn’t get better than that. You could go on to become a teacher yourself, or perhaps join some kind of show. One never knows, but at least the possibility is there.
5. Stronger Joints & Bones
Dancing keeps you limber and flexible and helps maintain good joint health. This can help to prevent things like osteoporosis later in life, especially if there is a family history of it.
Dancing is also thought to help improve brain function and memory. It helps to reduce stress and can reduce the ‘bad’ cholesterol, or LDL. It is obviously good for heart health as well. It can build a child’s confidence and improve mental health. There are so many positive aspects about taking dance classes that you will definitely benefit from it in many ways.