Why Ballet Is One Of The Great Kids' Activities
What are the benefits of ballet? If you are looking for kids' activities and classes, ballet is a great choice. Ballet teacher Natalie Cawley explains why...
Do you realise what a beneficial kids' activity dance classes can be for toddlers and young children?
Being active is well-documented as being an important kids' activity for all ages and getting children interested in being physically active from a young age is great. Toddling around is certainly beneficial, but for a young growing child, it also helps them to learn more about how they can move their bodies and exercise different parts. That’s where dance classes come into their own as an ideal kids' activity.
Rebecca, mum of Isabelle aged 2, says: "For my child there are so many benefits of tiny toes classes; confidence, relationships with adults and children, musicality, physical development and the enjoyment of dance and performance, regardless of ability. Being a teacher, I was pleased to see so many elements of early years education being incorporated into the classes."
One of the greatest benefits of dance is that it sparks a child's imagination and nurtures individual creativity in a unique way. Dance classes share the joy of physical self-expression in a supportive and structured setting, making it an ideal kids' activity. They also help to develop key skills, such as coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, stamina, discipline and even memory. Being active in this way also helps boost a child’s self-esteem, making them feel good about their own abilities and increasing their self-confidence. These attributes are important to future success in school and in life.