What are the benefits of dance in children?

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Prerna Singh
2 years ago
Benefits of dancing

Certain schools have been seen focusing on bringing out the inner talents of their students. One such way to do so is to introduce them to dance.

Dance lessons for kids form one of the most important entries in a student’s school timetable. But have you ever tried understanding the benefits of dance education being bestowed upon your kids through these lessons?

Well, you certainly did and that’s why you are here reading our blog!

Dance has been looked upon as a source of happiness for ages. But are we truly aware of the advantages of dance?

Or is it just a form of art for us!

Parents all across the globe share a simple thought – “Fitness before education!” But some of them feel that dancing is a waste of time.

They wish their kids learn something more extravagant like they earn recognition in their debating skills or maybe a certificate in a brainstorming quiz, but a certificate in dance is not that valued.

If you see, some parents often hush up their kids when a kid says how dancing is his favorite hobby!

For such parents and all the other people who look at dance as just a form of art, here we bring the spotlight on the advantages of dance.

We will also help you identify some major benefits of dance in kids so that next time if your kid says how he loves dancing you encourage him and support his hobby.

Dance has been famous for many things ranging from its beauty to its ability to enhance one’s flexibility. But what we tend to ignore is the benefits of dance in child development!

Hence, to put forward dance as a complete package for your child’s growth we also put forward some interesting facts on the benefits of dance in child development in our following sections.

Benefits of Dance – An overview

Before we dive into the deep details of what dance can do to your child, let us give you a few key physical and mental benefits of dance for kids.

Physical Health benefits of dance in kids

There are many physical benefits of dance which one must know about:

1. Enhances your cardiovascular and respiratory system

2. Boosts muscular strength along with increasing your endurance and overall fitness




3. Improves coordination of body organs

4. Brings out enhancement in the flexibility of your body

5. Boosts agility

6. Improves blood pressure

7. Brings an overall balance in your body

8. Boosts your spatial arrangement

When children dance, it's not only their body that gets benefited. Dance has an equal regulating effect on the mind too!

Thus, let us have a look at what non-physical benefits can dance lessons for kids have!

Non Physical advantages of dance

1. Better self-confidence

2. An overall enhancement of physiological well being

3. Boosts physical confidence




4. Motivates children towards positivity

5. Brings out perfection in mental dexterity

6. Enhances social skills

With that being said, let us now have a closer analysis of the benefits of dance in child development

How dance lessons for kids can be a step towards better child development!

There are many questions regarding the importance of dance lessons being included in various school curriculums.

One of the major concerns of parents is how dance can have a positive impact on child development.

Hence, here we are with a set of questions that might arise in your mind if you ever take dance classes of your kids seriously.

1. Can dance stimulate creativity levels in your kids?

Dance has always been considered a fun activity. Be it physical fitness or a random fun teaching session, teachers take the help of dance to make children do things that they otherwise wouldn’t have agreed to do. But the focus here is on whether dance can stimulate one’s creative aspect?

Well, the answer can be yes! Because dance is a form of art which releases happy hormones and refreshes children to take up new tasks. Once their mood goes fresh, they are ready to have a brainstorming session with their creativeness.

Moreover, children dance to various tunes by imagining different sceneries in their heads. Thus, dance is a door opener for creativity

2. How can dance make your child go socially active?

Dance has a major role in boosting your child’s social development. When children dance, they express their emotions in front of their audience. With all that grooving, a child feels safe to open up to the world. Performing different forms of art or to be more specific, dance brings together children from different backgrounds and unites them into one group, this creates a home-like feeling for the kids which makes them get used to huge gatherings.

As we all know, children have the habit of adapting to new changes, thus when kids become a part of a big dance group, they learn the basics of building effective relationships.


Dance group


Some other benefits of dance education also include explaining to the child the importance of teamwork and responsibility by making them work as a group. It also helps a child become more patient and develop leadership skills as they help their partners learn different steps and moves.

Thus, altogether dance can be considered the best way to improve your child’s socializing habits!

3. How does dance promote self-confidence?

Studying dance automatically brings in a sense of self-motivation. When kids dance, they find themselves getting attracted to new experiments and explore the different ways with which they can solve their problems

Now, you must know that the trial-and-error method that dance teaches to your kids is vital for enlightening self-motivation in them. It makes them understand that they should go on trying unless they match perfection.

Once a kid starts rehearsing for a step or a move, he goes on repeating it till he attains mastery over it. This brings him a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment making him automatically turn towards self-motivation

Thus, one of the benefits of dance education is also self-motivation!

So, as you went ahead with jotting down all the benefits of dance education, you might have come to this conclusion that dance can be the best way to uplift your child.

But the question here is “How to teach kids to dance?”

Nothing to worry about!

There are many dance academies all across the globe which have masters in dance forms. You can send your kids to such schools.

However, if you don’t want to spend so much, why don’t you become a dance teacher for your kid?

Yes! You heard that right. You can be a dance teacher for your kid by just grooving on your favorite songs. After all the whole point here is to encourage your child to move his body to the beats of music. When he sees you dancing, he will automatically get attracted and try copying your moods.


Father dancing with daughter


There are many more things which you can do to bring out the inner dance of your kids. Just turn on the TV and put on a music video. Every child has the natural tendency of getting attracted to songs. Thus the video will invite your kids to copy the moves of the main dancer!

Read | Importance of Music in Childhood Development

Dancing is the whole new therapy for sad hearts and introverted kids. It not only allows kids to vent out their emotions but it also brings out a whole new persona in them. Try getting your kids enrolled in a dance school or at least encourage them to take part in those quirky dance shows happening in schools. This will bring out a new level of confidence in them and help them do better in every aspect of their life.

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