Dance is known to be a fun and active way to stay fit, but have you ever thought about all of the other benefits? Dance increases strength, flexibility, balance, and rhythm. It can improve your memory and boost your energy! Dancing is not only beneficial to your physical and mental well-being; it is a useful tool for building self-confidence.
Group dance classes can promote positive interaction among students as they learn dance choreography and routines. This learning environment helps provide students with an opportunity to build their social and teamwork skills and make new friends. When students learn new dance steps and sequences, they improve their motor coordination, cognitive stimulation, and memory, which are important life skills that can be incorporated in many other aspects of life.
Dance Helps with Goals
During a dance class, a child is provided an opportunity to learn something new and practice it until they master it. Children will develop confidence when they learn new tasks or skills. Confidence evolves from a sense of accomplishment when a goal has been mastered.
Sense of Encouragement
Teachers provide positive reinforcement, support, and encouragement to students throughout the class. When a child is encouraged to keep trying to do their best, they are being supported for success both in the classroom and beyond.
Confident people don’t let the fear of failure get in their way, not just because they are sure they won’t fail but it is because they know how to take setbacks in stride.
In a group dance class, every dancer is given positive feedback to help them reach their goals. Individual attention emphasizes each child’s importance and value. When a child has a sense of feeling known and seen by others they admire, it will lead to a sense of confidence.
Discover Body Movements
Dancers will discover their body’s ability to move in a variety of ways. Exploring movement will enhance coordination, flexibility, and balance as well as inspire curiosity in how they can move to the music. When a child feels more confident and has awareness of their body, their self-esteem and confidence in other areas will grow.
Feeling of Acceptance
When dancers are learning together in a dance class, they will have a common goal and show development at a similar rate which creates a supportive community. As dancers contribute to their class goals, their confidence will increase as they feel accepted and a valuable member of the team.
Chance to Perform
Dance classes provide children the opportunity to perform for an audience whether in a show, a competition, or in a class. Performing takes courage and confidence, but every time a child does perform, it gets easier for them, and their confidence excels. It has been shown that dancers who are involved in performing dances gain more self-confidence than those who do not.
Try Something New
Dance class is fun, which makes it a wonderful place to experience something new. As dance students begin to believe that new things are not always scary, they will feel more confident to branch out and try other new experiences as well.
Opportunity for Self-Expression
Dance class offers a safe space to self-express. Dance is an expressive art form that does not require words. When a child expresses who they are, what they think, and how they feel through structured body movements, they find mutual acceptance and respect. While some students find it difficult to verbally express thoughts and feelings, dance provides the space for them to share their emotions in an expressive form. Dancers may also overcome anxiety as they recognize their own potential and enhance their self-esteem.
With any form of physical activity, your body will release endorphins when you dance and help uplift your mood! Enjoying dance gives a sense of well-being and will in turn improve your confidence.
Studies have proven that dance feels good both mentally and physically. Feeling better mentally increases a dancer’s inner peace and contributes to a feeling of wellness and confidence.
Dancing has been shown to increase self-confidence and self-esteem by offering an expressive outlet and the chance to learn something new and fun!
Other than developing self-discipline, confidence, and positive body image, dancing can provide a sense of accomplishment while also boosting concentration, memory, and focus. Dance is advantageous for mental wellness and physical fitness, making it great for the body, mind, and soul.
At Soul Connexion we strive to be a positive and inspiring studio making us a popular choice for families. Experience a non-intimidating environment that encourages people to come as they are and feel like a star. We believe that movement is good for the soul. Our personal approach to instruction fosters self-confidence in our students and sets their goals in motion.