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Think dancing is all about tights, tutus & discos? Then think again. Learning to dance is just as challenging as any sport and takes focus, determination and hard work. The skills learnt during dance class go far beyond the obvious practical application and will provide lifelong benefits to your child wherever their path in life takes them. Here are just some of the benefits you or your child will gain from attending dance lessons.
Greater Self Confidence – As children overcome challenges such as mastering new skills during dance lessons, they gain a sense of accomplishment and self confidence in their abilities.
A Better Appreciation Of Musicality – Taking music lessons is not the only way to develop an appreciation for the musical arts. Dance teaches children about music, rhythm and beat through methods such as learning to dance in time to music, listening for cues and encourages creative thinking around what music means for movement and choreography.
Well Developed Muscle Co-ordination – Through dance students learn to better coordinate muscles when moving through proper positions, building greater awareness of posture, the way their bodies and muscles move, ligaments and bones that create the movement.
Improved Social Skills – Dance is a great way to build invaluable social skills for children of all ages. It is an opportunity to teach your children the importance of being part of something bigger than themselves. Dancers learn to take turns, share attention, apply corrections, and to cooperate with others as they work together within a group
Higher Standards – Dancers enter society with the ability to maintain high personal standards nurtured through the attention to the detail, presentation skills and focus required during their dance training.
Understanding The Value Of Self-Discipline – Learning the value of self-discipline, commitment, time management, perseverance, and work ethic through dance are valuable lessons to all aspects of daily life.
Dance Wanaka has trained hundreds of children over the past 2 decades. Those who have been motivated, dedicated & committed to dance throughout their schooling years have proven to be high achievers in many diverse ways. We take pride in mentoring our senior dancers in to assistant teaching roles and providing them with leadership skills & experience. Others have pursued their dreams into pre professional dance programmes or are working in the Performing Arts & Entertainment industries.