5 Ways Dance Can Help Boost Kids’ Confidence

Whether they’re pretending to be a ballerina or doing the Nae Nae, there’s no question that kids love to bust a move.

But even if they don’t dream of being on stage professionally, every kid can benefit from dance lessons. Not only is it a fun way to exercise, but it can have positive effects on kids’ self-esteem.

Here are 5 amazing ways dance helps kids grow and build their confidence:

1. It encourages kids to set and work towards goals

In class, kids are encouraged to utilize emotions in their movement, giving them a healthy way express how they feel. This can be very therapeutic, especially for kids who have trouble communicating their feelings with words.

2.It’s a great outlet for self-expression

In class, kids are encouraged to utilize emotions in their movement, giving them a healthy way express how they feel. This can be very therapeutic, especially for kids who have trouble communicating their feelings with words.

3. Dance is for every ‘body’


Since dance is such a physical activity, dancers are focused on what their body can do rather than what it looks like.

There’s no such thing as a ‘dancers’ body – if you dance, you have a dancer’s body,” Jessica Fose, an instructor at Magnolia Dance Academy. “We welcome anyone who wants to learn, and we encourage our students to be healthy, creative and active.”

4. Kids have the freedom to be creative


Dance is the kind of sport where kids are encouraged to try new things, to be silly and to put themselves out there without fear of judgment. And with so many different styles – from ballet to hip hop to jazz – kids can find the one that makes them happy and allows their personality to shine.

5. Dancers are one, big supportive community


A dancer doesn’t make it to a recital all on her own. She has instructors and classmates who are there to inspire, support and guide her. So even when she falls down, a dancer has a whole team to help build her up again.

The team at Magnolia Dance Academy in Summerville is committed to helping young people of all ages and skill levels flourish through the art of dance.

“Five years ago, we had a very shy student that stood in the back against the wall, didn’t stand up straight and kept her hair covering her face,” said Fose. “Today, she’s a leader, a captain of our competitive team and plans to attend Coker College next year as a dance major. Dancing transformed her life into something beautiful, all because she believed in herself and gained confidence in what she was capable of.”

For more information about Magnolia Dance Academy classes visit magnoliadanceacamedy.com or call (843) 821-4006.

 

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