Benefits

Social Skill Sets

Childhood Obesity

Dancing strengthens your cardiovascular system and improves weight control and overall fitness through calorie burn off. The constant movement and muscle extension during dance session creates a gentle stretching and toning. Even otherwise athletic students find their lessons can be a workout!

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in developed as well as in developing countries. Overweight and obesity in childhood are known to have significant impact on both physical and psychological health. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age. The mechanism of obesity development is not fully understood and it is believed to be a disorder with multiple causes. Environmental factors, lifestyle preferences, and cultural environment play pivotal roles in the rising prevalence of obesity worldwide.

Childhood obesity can profoundly affect children's physical health, social, and emotional well-being, and self esteem. It is also associated with poor academic performance and a lower quality of life experienced by the child. Many co-morbid conditions like metabolic, cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, hepatic, pulmonary, and renal disorders are also seen in association with childhood obesity.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4408699/

Fun

Learning to dance demands concentration, dedication, and time, but students are constantly surrounded by fun-loving, creative people who make that time a pleasurable and rewarding experience.

Friendships

Dancing is an ideal activity to foster friendships. Practices, competitions, and travel give students experience and confidence in a variety of social situations and provide opportunities for students to develop positive relationships with their peers and instructors around a common interest.

Creativity

Dance provides an emotional outlet in which a person can convey strong emotions and ideas through body movement. The ability to dance is present in everyone and can be cultivated through skilled instructional methods. Imagine having the confidence and skill to express your creativity on the dance floor!

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Confidence

Dancers possess an aura of self-confidence that not only allows them to relax and enjoy themselves in social settings, but carries over into other life situations as well. The sense of creativity, motivation, and energy developed through dancing can transform a young person's entire mental outlook.

Communication & Teamwork

Since Ballroom dancing is done with a partner, it promotes communication and collaboration. Dancing can break down barriers that interfere with trust, relationships, and achievement.

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The Joy of Dance

We want to help kids discover the sheer enjoyment of dance! We believe that once they experience the beauty and grace of this enchanting art form, they will want to keep dancing through life!

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