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5 Benefits of Dance Recital Participation

Posted by Brittany White on Mar 29, 2013 1:01:00 PM

dance, recitalDancing is a performing art, therefore recitals are often considered to be the highlight of a dancer’s experience each year! Though the thought of rehearsals, costumes, and dancing for a large audience may seem overwhelming at first, participation in an annual recital is an incredible opportunity that harvests a variety of benefits for both the dancers and their families!

5 Benefits of Dance Recital Participation:

1. Recitals Boost Confidence!

Taking part in a recital or performance helps dancers to overcome shyness, fear, anxiety and stage fright. It gives students a chance to showcase all of their hard work, dedication, and progress from throughout the year. As children experience getting on stage, performing for an audience, and being applauded for their efforts, they gain self-confidence that will carry with them in all aspects of school and life!

2. Recitals Promote Teamwork!recital, dance

By working with their fellow dancers on a group performance, dancers learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result. Teamwork and camaraderie are skills needed not only in dance class, but also school, future careers, and family life. Because this is a basic skill necessary in all aspects of life, it is never to early to start learning! Recitals provide a wonderful opportunity for dancers to learn that anything one can do, a group can do better!

3. Recitals Provide Goals!

Athletes have tournaments and games, and dancers have recitals! The weeks/months spent preparing for a recital teaches students how to work towards a goal! Dancers take pride in conquering new steps; and knowing that they’ll be showing their moves off to friends and family gives them the added encouragement to work hard!

4. Recitals Build New Skills!

Preparing for a recital is a way for dancers to work on retention/memorization skills, rhythm, technique, and much more. For students who have never performed before, recital introduces new terminology and also the basics of stage direction.

recital5. Recitals Create Memories!

Recital memories are lifelong memories! Recital performances provide dancers with the opportunity to share what they have been learning with their friends and families. Costumes become treasured keepsakes, and recital pictures become the highlights of photo albums and scrapbooks. For families, recital is a time to celebrate their dancer’s achievements, and for dancers, the recital instills a passion for the art of dancing and performing.

If your child is enrolled in a dance class, be sure to check out what fun and exciting recitals and performances are available! Many studios hold a summer performance, and springtime is the perfect time to start preparing! 

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5 Benefits of Summer Dance Camps For Kids

Posted by Brittany, Dance To EvOLvE on Mar 22, 2013 12:09:00 PM

As the weather warms up and schools let out for the summer, many parents find themselves searching for daytime activities for their children. There are so many options available, it can sometimes be overwhelming to choose. Summer dance camp is a wonderful choice for both boys and girls. With a variety of benefits: physical, mental, and social (we’ve listed five benefits below)...why not find a summer dance camp near you today? 

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1. Improved Learning Skills:

In dance class or summer dance camp, your child will develop the ability to focus and understand the concept of discipline. These skills learned through dance will carry into all areas of life, including both home and school settings. These educational skills learned and practiced in summer camp will stick with your child as he or she enters the new school year, and will lead to an improved academic performance!

2. Beat Summer Boredom!

While many children look forward to summer all year long, without a daytime activity, the days can tend to drag on. Summer dance camps provide a variety of fun for children as they learn new moves, play fun games, and develop creativity. As children experience new dance styles and learn new skills, they may just decide that dance is a hobby they’d like to stick with all year long!

3. Improved Social Skills:summer dance camp 

Summer dance camp is the perfect place for your children to make new friends. As your child gains self confidence, he/she will also become more comfortable meeting new people and building relationships. As children learn new dancing skills and choreography together, they learn to work as a team. Additionally, more reserved children can learn to overcome shyness and stage fright through fun performances often held at the conclusion of a camp session.

4. Improved Physical Health:

Dance is a form of aerobic activity; it is a sure way to keep your child moving and grooving for an extended period of time. According to a study conducted by Pro Dance Center, regular dance practice can also increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina. Enrolling in a summer dance camp provides your children with an opportunity to improve their balance and coordination, and it is a great way for them to begin developing healthy habits and healthy hearts!

5. Improved Self-Confidence:

Dance provides children with an outlet for self expression. Learning to express their feelings in a new way provides opportunity for improved self esteem. As children master new dance skills and become more aware of how their bodies work and move, they will gain a sense of accomplishment. The pride that comes with achievement prompts children to feel more confident in themselves! The confidence found in dancing is something that often sticks with children through out their entire lives. 

summer dance campThese are only five benefits of summer dance camps, but the list goes on! Whether your child has years of dance experience or none at all, be sure to check out the dance camps near you this summer! Local dance studios offer a variety of options from ballet, to choreography, to hip-hop and more. Start your research and be sure to get registered early...secure a spot in the perfect camp for your child today!

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