Why do we Dance?
People ask us why we dance….. our answer is simply “Why not?”
The happiness that we find in dance can’t be explained in words – it has to be felt.
Our teachers have experienced so many benefits and opportunities from dancing and we would love to offer the same to your child.
Learning to dance does not mean that your child ends up as a professional dancer, but there are many benefits from learning to dance at a young age.
Dancing promotes confidence, self esteem, personal expression and flexibility of the body and mind. It is a great way to connect your child to a supportive community and an appreciative audience.
Dance classes promote physical fitness as being fun and easy and are the catalyst to engage in fitness for a lifetime. Skills learnt can be transferred to many other areas of fitness and form an excellent foundation for life-long health and fitness.
Lifelong friendships are formed through dance. Working on team, partner and solo performances ensures that bonds formed in the studio blossom and grow outside of dance classes.
Students learn discipline and focus and experience many challenges in their dance classes. They learn that it takes hard work and practice to achieve their dance dreams and goals.
Dancers create shape and movement through imagination and exploration, benefiting them across all aspects of life. You can always tell who the dancer in the room is by their posture and grace in movement.
Why are we so joyful about moving our bodies to a song we love? Why do we put ourselves through the physical fatigue and the occasional social awkwardness just to call ourselves dancers? Why do we love it so?
We dance for many reasons. We dance for physical fitness. We dance for mental clarity. We dance for emotional stability. However, there is something glorious about dancing that is more than just intangible. It can’t be explained, yet we all know it so well that we do not hesitate to tap our feet to the music as the mood takes us on a journey of discovery through love, sorrow, adversity, the passionate fire of our youth and the gracefulness of our older years. However, the number one reason we dance is to have fun!
Why do we dance? Every answer will be different, and that is as it should be. Perhaps the better question is, “Why would we not?”
LETTER FROM A DANCE MUM ….
One of my friends asked “Why do you pay so much money and spend so much time running around for your daughter to dance ?” Well I have a confession to make: I don’t pay for my daughter’s dance lessons. Or her pointe, Jazz and tap shoes. Or her hundreds of costumes.
So, if I am not paying for dance , what am I paying for?
I pay for those moments when my child becomes so tired and feels like quitting but doesn’t. I pay for the opportunity that my child can have and will have to make life-long friendships.
I pay for my daughter to learn to work with others and to be a proud, supportive, kind and respectful team member.
I pay for the chance that my son may have amazing instructors that will teach him that dance is not just about movement but about life. I pay for my son to learn to be disciplined.
I pay for my girl to learn to take care of her body.
I pay for my daughter to learn to deal with disappointment, when she doesn’t get that score she hoped for, or fell during a move she has practiced a thousand times, but still gets up and is determined to do her BEST next time…
I pay for my son to learn to make and accomplish goals.
I pay for my daughter to learn that it takes hours and hours and hours and hours of hard work and practice to create a champion, and that success does not happen overnight.
I pay so that my son can be in the studio instead of in front of a screen.
I could go on but, to be short, I don’t pay for dance; I pay for the opportunities that dance provides my child to develop attributes that will serve her well throughout her life and give her the opportunity to bless the lives of others.
From what I have seen for many, many years, I think it is a great investment!
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