Why should dance be a child's regular activity?
We all know that dance is a healthy form of physical activity, especially for children, but sometimes we forget its other aspects such as expressing and developing creativity. A fun form of physical activity and a balanced diet are crucial, but the opportunity to express creativity is equally important for the children’s health development.
Dancing makes a person feel physically regenerated and in a better mood, successfully fights anxiety and depression, relieves stress and awakens the imagination and emotions.
MENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD
Benefits of dance on the mental development of the child:
Increased self-confidence with the overall performance of your body
A fun activity that sharpens the mind
Improves social skills
Affects emotional well-being
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD
Benefits of dancing to a child's physical development:
When we talk about physical condition of children benefits, through dance children develop a wide range of movements in different circumstances and styles. They learn to interpret the effect that the movement has on the world around them. Dance improves children’s coordination at the age when they are rapidly developing in a constantly changing and evolving environment.
Good coordination is vital for developing skills learned in other areas of life, such as cycling or doing multiple tasks simultaneously and successfully. Dance and movement patterns also develop kinaesthetic memory, strength and endurance. All this creates a solid foundation for the child’s physical development and shape.
3 TYPES OF DANCE
Folklore, ballet or modern dance
All the positive aspects we have listed apply to any type of dance and each one is special.
The Sopot Hill program offers three completely different worlds when it comes to dance discipline and we are sure that each of them will find their way to the children’s hearts and generate an infinite amount of talent, love and positive energy.
Folklore is played with the heart and the feet just follow!
The spirit, culture and past of a nation transformed into a game of movement and music.
The perfect way to bring the children of the new age closer and enable them to nurture folk traditions and customs in a fun and extremely healthy way. Folklore develops a special sense of belonging and is a great form of socialization, because the atmosphere it produces is always positive and unburdening.
Folklore is one of the most beautiful ways to travel around the world, thus getting to know other cultures and developing a versatile personality.
Folklore as a sport:
Ballet is a dance performed by the human soul. – Alexander Pushkin
Ballet is a dance that tells a story and expresses a thought, a concept of emotion with a movement, costume, scenery, lighting, and attitude. Those who practice it are taught work ethic, perseverance, dedication, stability. It requires a lot of effort and work, but it provides results worth every blister. It doesn’t matter if the child will continue to do ballet through further education and life. Ballet will enrich it, give it versatility and creativity and be a great basis and support for other dances.
Ballet is useful because it has a positive effect on:
WHY MODERN DANCE?
No restrictions or formalities
The upright posture present in classical ballet is rejected and dancers use the weight of their bodies to emphasize movement. There are no restrictions, no formalities, but spontaneous expression. Just some of the benefits of training modern dance are creative thinking, stress relief, self-expression and many positive effects on the physical condition of the body, which otherwise characterizes every type of dance.
Children learn proper posture, walking, sitting, and controlling their bodies. The muscles are strengthened and shaped; the body becomes more flexible, strong and full of energy.
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