4 Reasons Dance Classes Are Great for Children

At Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics, we are passionate about helping young people to discover the joy of movement. Of course, dance classes are a fun activity for your child to participate in, but that isn’t the only reason to encourage them to take part. Many benefits come with enrolling your child in dance classes for both their physical, emotional, and mental health.

Let’s take a look at some of the key reasons why it’s an excellent idea for you and your children to come and join the Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics family!

1 – Dance Improves Dexterity & Physical Fitness

One of the main benefits of enrolling your child in dance classes at Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics is to help them keep fit. We are continually hearing about the dangers of a generation of youngsters who are tied to a computer or phone screen, so getting them to participate in a physical activity like dance is a huge bonus! Not only are they going to have lots of fun and make new friends, but they are also going to improve their muscle tone, build stamina, and increase their flexibility at the same time! Dance classes can also help to improve posture and balance from an early age helping to avoid back problems in later life.

2 – Dance is Good for Emotional Well-Being

Emotional well-being might not be something you immediately think about when you consider dance classes for your child. However, there are strong links between physical activity and feeling more emotionally and mentally positive. Exercise triggers endorphins, which make you feel happy! At Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics, we have also found that dance can be an excellent way to let go of inhibitions and build confidence. We have seen even the shyest child blossom through dance!

3 – Dance Class is a Social Activity

We very much consider Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics to be a family. There is a place for everyone here, and we wholeheartedly encourage children to interact with their fellow students. We also host regular family fun nights to get everyone involved. Dance and choreography need a significant amount of teamwork and communication, and your kids will soon learn how to work in partnership with others. We have seen lifelong friendships form here in the studios of Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics.

4 – Dance Teaches Motivation & Perseverance

Even for those with natural talent, learning to dance takes practice, hard work, and perseverance. While classes are fun, we also challenge students to set goals for themselves and motivate them to achieve those goals. At Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics, we stage a variety of performances throughout the year, and our students learn how much hard work it takes to bring those shows together. It’s always amazing to see just how motivated the students are to make the performances a success and that self-motivation often carried over into school and other areas of their lives.