3 ways dance lessons help your child’s development

By Stephanie Yeo   — December 27, 2016
  • Learning through fun
    1 / 4 Learning through fun

    Dancing is such a spontaneous, fun thing to do, but it has amazing benefits for your child’s development.

    Pamela Carvalho, dance principal at Crestar School of Dance, explains why: “Preschoolers learn more readily through having fun, particularly if these activities encourage hands-on learning or physical movements. One good example is creative dance.”

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  • It helps her physically
    2 / 4 It helps her physically

    “Dance helps improve your child’s physical development and coordination,” Pamela says.

    “It involves a wide range of movements, allowing her to quickly develop better control of large muscles with practice.

    “She will gain flexibility, physical strength and stamina, muscle tone, and good posture. This raises confidence and self-esteem, both essential traits for primary school.”

    Related: How to choose a speech and drama class for kids 

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  • It helps her socially
    3 / 4 It helps her socially

    “Dance also enhances her social awareness,” Pamela adds.

    “As lessons are conducted in a group, she gets to interact and cooperate with others. By learning to work within a group dynamic such as “waiting for your turn”, she becomes more considerate of others and the way she interacts with them.”

    Related: 6 ways to boost your child’s social skills

     

     

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  • It helps her creatively
    4 / 4 It helps her creatively

    “Finally, dance boosts creativity in your little one,” Pamela says.

    “Apart from nursery rhymes and catchy melodies that improve musicality, performing storylines like “Picking Seashells” will inspire her imagination and creativity.”

    Related: 6 ways to encourage creativity in your child

     

     

     

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