Why Your Child Should Learn to Ballroom Dance
Two years ago I had a student who was a young, fresh-out-of-the-box
teenager. He came with a chip on his shoulder, a rebellious attitude, and
little regard for life beyond his gaming device. He took my summer
Etiquette and dance camp. His mother had forced him to attend. By the
end of the week, this young man was totally transformed, he even
apologized to his mom for his attitude, and ended up winning the Best
Dancer award at the camp.
Ballroom dancing is a wonderful way to get in shape. This goes past
merely benefiting your body. Through ballroom dancing, we can help
your child increase their flexibility, range of motion, and stamina. The
repetitive motion and movements associated with dancing improves
muscle tone, straightens posture, also increases balance and
coordination. Dancing is a great social activity, having vast health
benefits on self-esteem, stress, and even your BMI. Dance skills help
with athletic ability, balance, and coordination. You can apply many
sports techniques to dance.
Not only is dancing a fun way to get much needed physical activity, but
ballroom dancing has been proven to promote manners, good
posture, social skills, and to boost confidence. For example, we teach
how to look someone in the eye and how to ask/accept a dance. This
prepares kids for social functions in adult life.
Ballroom Dancing is a unique hobby. Not a lot of people ballroom
dance. Those who can dance are popular and envied. Learning to dance
can be the niche that connects your kids to a community, allows them
to have fun and grow and develop confidence. Boys who dance
discover that they are quite popular with the girls!
Final Thought: Everyone that begins dancing as an adult wishes they
had started sooner.