How Dance Lessons Support Your Child’s Growth Alberta Ballet School

“Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.” – William Stafford

As a parent, there are many reasons as to why you may be looking to enrol your children in dance classes. Whether it be learning social skills, get them moving, or simply because they love the art, Alberta Ballet School has the dance lessons in Calgary that you are looking for!

Keep reading this blog post to learn more about dance lessons can support your child’s growth.

  1. Socialization

In dance classes, children get to interact with one another. Through this, they are able to learn how to work together and develop skills like cooperation and trust. In most cases, it is these interactions that turn into lifelong friendships! Once a child has come out of their shell, they can begin to create strong relationships and feel as though the dance studio is a safe place for them to be themselves and build confidence.

  1. Improves Physical Health

There is no doubt that children have a lot of energy! Dance lessons can increase a child’s flexibility, strength, and range of motion. Because dancing is a great form of exercise and allows a child to develop healthier habits that they can take into other areas of their lives. The instructors at Alberta Ballet School have found that the best way to incorporate strength-building exercises is to make them imaginative and playful. Strength, as well as flexibility offered through ballet classes, will help your child stay healthy and build the foundation of a physically active lifestyle. These are valuable benefits, whether your child plans to take dance classes for many years, play sports, or participate in other athletic activities.

  1. Cognitive Development

Attending dance classes in Calgary allows children to learn time management and Alberta Ballet School uses these rules to encourage children to learn self-control, and respect for others. As children get older, they must learn how to balance school, dance, extracurricular activities, as well as their social life. The dedication, discipline, and focus children learn and practice in dance classes are important life skills that will transfer to other aspects of their lives.

  1. Creativity

Ballet creates a unique outlet for your young dancer to translate their emotions, thoughts, and ideas into movements. Energy is encouraged in dance classes, so this is a great activity for those with children that struggle with keeping still to express their creativity. Movement is mandatory and we encourage our young students to feel the music and move to it – their creativity is one of our favorite things to watch. At Alberta Ballet School, we have found that preschool (ages 3-5), is the best period for the development of creativity, and creative problem solving.

For more information about any of our dance lessons and dance classes in Calgary, please call the Alberta Ballet School at 403-245-2274 ext. 722 or fill out our online contact form and we will be happy to assist you!