Learning - Dance/Music | 4-12 yrs

Teaching Your Child To Dance

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Teaching your child to dance can be wonderful for building her personality and to provide her a creative way to express herself. But there are things to consider before you enrol your kid in a dance class. Is your child interested in dancing? Is she shy? Will she prefer to learn and perform with other children? What age is right for your child to learn a dance style? If your child really prefers to dance, you can select a class based on her interests.

Some dance styles like Indian classical forms and ballet need more practice and dedication from learners. Folk dancing has its own charm if your kid has an interest in it. There is also hip-hop, tap dancing, jazz and many other dance styles. If your kid shows little interest in dancing, you can try different dance classes of shorter duration to gauge her interest. If your child is reluctant to go to a dance class, you can try dance sessions at home with just you and her. Whatever you do, just don’t force your child to learn dancing. According to dance.about.com, ‘Dance is capable of fostering a positive self-image in both girls and boys. Dance lessons can teach a child self-confidence, self-discipline, poise, and grace.’

Dancing requires practice and hard work. Therefore, make sure your kid has fun while dancing. It is important to not force dancing on your children as a career choice or a prestige issue.


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