If you have young children at home, you have probably wondered how you can channel their boundless energy. Riding bikes, trampolines, play dates with friends, afternoons at the park, and crafts at home are all effective methods for your children to exert their daily bouts of energy. But toddlers and young children demand more. Kids have a natural instinct to learn and will soak up mostly anything they are signed up for. Team sports is one way to get your kids physically active, but some kids (and parents) are not interested in the aggressive nature that playing sports leads to. Signing your little one up for children’s dance classes is a great alternative to Tee-ball, soccer, and flag football. At Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre, our children’s dance classes are the best in Rockville. If you are debating whether or not to sign your kiddo up for dance lessons or team sports, let us help you make the decision easier. In today’s article, we will be discussing the wonderful benefits of dance for toddlers and young children. Once you have made your decision to register for dance lessons, visit our registration page or contact us!


Dance Lessons Improve Physical Health

Would you believe that people still don’t give credit to dancers for being a part of a “real sport”? The fact of the matter is, dancers require the same amount (if not more) agility, coordination, and dedication that team sports require. And when children begin their lessons during their toddler years or a young age, their physical strength and stamina increases and lasts at all stages in life. The repetitive movements during dance lessons will improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase their balance and coordination, and improve cardio health. As adults, we know how difficult it is to obtain these qualities which is why it is very beneficial to instill them at a young age.


Increased Social Benefits

Registering your little one in dance lessons is a great outlet for them to practice their communication and social skills. At Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre, your child will be assigned to dance classes with other children in the same age group to help develop teamwork skills and make new friends. If your child tends to be shy around other kids, enrolling them in our dance classes will encourage them to reach out to the other young dancers. Additionally, dance lessons can help alleviate social anxiety and potential stage fright.


Dance Helps With Their Education
Learning dance at a young age will significantly improve children’s discipline and focus, which will help them later in their education. Additionally, dance lessons will spark their creativity and develop an appreciation for the arts. According to “FamilyTalk Magazine,” young children who take dance classes regularly typically perform better academically and score high in math and science.


Higher Self-Esteem       

As a parent, you know how challenging it is to teach your children certain qualities—self-esteem being one of them. While children learn the different movements and postures in their dance routines, they begin to get a better sense of their bodies. And when they become more comfortable in their skin, your child’s confidence and self-esteem improves. Dance lessons encourage children to foster a more positive attitude and learn how to express themselves in a healthy and effective way.


Enrolling in Dance Classes Improves Behavioral Issues

Many parents with toddlers and young children would agree that teaching them proper behavior qualities is critical at this age group. Dance classes require focus, discipline, and coordination, which resolves their feelings of hyperactivity. As your child grows up taking dance lessons, their dance practices become more demanding, which requires more focus and discipline. If your child learns to enjoy dancing, it will have a calming effect and allow them to release pent-up energy.


Dance is Fun

Kids look for anything that is fun, and when you find an activity that is fun and rewarding, you have scored yourself a parenting win. By attending weekly dance lessons, your child has something for them to look forward to and rely on having a fun time with their friends. While dancing is fun for them, you can rest assured that they are learning other important skills at the same time. As your child grows into their preteen years and even as a teenager, they will be challenged and progress in those same skills.


Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre is Rockville’s favorite dance studio for children. Our dance instructors take dance lessons seriously, as well as your child’s growth. From the time they are young toddlers, all the way through their childhood, the skills and qualities they learn will last a lifetime. Our biggest joy is seeing a quiet, young, first-time dancer join our dance classes and watch them thrive into social butterflies. There are so many benefits to enrolling your little ones in our dance lessons. If you want to learn more, visit us at our dance studio in Rockville or contact us today!