Reasons To Take Dance Classes
Learning to dance delivers both physical and emotional benefits. As part of the process of mastering the art of dance, as instructed by New Vision Dance Center, our staff makes sure each student has a full warm-up and understands the importance of correct body alignment. We help students develop proper technique starting with the warm-up and going all the way through the choreography for each type of dance learned.
Students learn that by working together they create something — a performance — and that each student relies on the others in order for the performance to be successful. Other concepts learned include:
- Respect for authority
- Skill development
Early in the process of learning dance, children learn about responding to authority figures who aren’t their parents in a setting that’s safe and supportive. That’s followed by learning about the results of discipline because repetition and dedication lead to the development of improved skills.
Development of Strength
Increasing strength and physical fitness are rewards for learning dance. Students develop increased body awareness at an early age as they learn to move to the sound of the music and in unison with the other dancers. Other benefits include:
- Better physical fitness
- Increased stamina
- Core strength
Stamina increases quickly for students taking our dance lessons by performing and rehearsing specific movements repeatedly while practicing and performing dances. Dancing also gives energetic children a way to utilize that energy, and in turn, find a bit of calm as their excess energy is used in a positive manner that’s encouraging and fun.
In addition to increased physical strength, increased flexibility is a benefit of taking dance classes. Proper warm-ups and using controlled stretching through each movement increases flexibility for dancers. This also results in:
- Increased mobility
- Better range of motion
- Better balance
- Better posture
Our classes begin by helping students learn to enjoy dance movements through the use of props, like parachutes and butterfly nets. The classes then advance and delve into different dance techniques after our students have learned the necessary skills.
We incorporate an age-appropriate element of fun in our classes, which provides children the opportunity to enjoy the experience of taking dance classes while gaining other benefits, such as:
- Improved musicality
- Enhanced reflexes
- A means of self-expression
Studying dance helps students experience music in a way that makes them part of the song. Dancing as part of a group, performing the same movements, improves reflexes as the dancers learn to move in unison on the same music. Dance is also a way for dancers to express themselves.
Students enjoy opportunities to make new friends while having fun together. In addition, students gain:
- A sense of achievement
- A chance to learn about teamwork
- Early learning about leadership
Developing skills that progressively build upon other skills creates a feeling of achievement for developing dancers. Group work helps children learn to be part of a team, working toward a specific goal. It also helps children learn about leadership and provides an outlet for making new friends.
Call Us Today For Dance Classes In The Beaverton Area
Our family-oriented instructors encourage students to work for and achieve their fullest potential. We work to create a fun, safe learning environment that provides satisfaction and opportunities for growth as a dancer. Call us today at (503) 693-6166 or fill out our online contact form with your information and questions, and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.