Children love to hop, sway and wiggle. Put those movements to music, and you’ve got dancing!
Dancing has a lot of physical benefits. It builds large motor skills. Strengthens muscles. Increases flexibility. And burns calories!
But did you know dancing has great mental benefits too?
Strong evidence supports the connection between learning and moving. So dancing helps the brain process information better. That translates into improved memory, better attention span, comprehension and more fluent reading.
Dancing, in particular, is a great mood booster. And an excellent way for kids to learn self-expression. When they learn to express emotions, they are less likely to have violent outbursts.
Check out the formal dance lesson opportunities in your area. You can find anything from ballet, Zumba for kids to hip hop dance. Or you can put your favorite tunes on at home and enjoy dancing freestyle!