Summer is such an exciting season filled with so many different choices for families to explore. Besides arranging family trips or other family activities, choosing what new skills the little ones should learn during summer break is also a significant part in planning summer. Summer dance camps are becoming increasingly popular as an option for where to let kids and toddlers spend their summer. Similar to the combination of sport camps and music & art camps, summer dance camps provide the same physical training as traditional sports yet also give little kids and toddlers the opportunity to express themselves in a creative and artistic environment. Let’s check out the top 4 reasons why trying summer dance camps could be an awesome experience for your kids.
1. Spend Their Day Physically Active
Summer dance camps for kids and toddlers provide a wonderful opportunity for campers to move and exercise. During the school year, children spend much time at home or in classrooms sitting down either studying, reading books or watching TV, playing cell phones or tablets. Our dance classes in summer day camps can surely keep your kids moving and grooving, thus improving their physical health, flexibility, balance and coordination. Plus, other activities offered at a kids summer dance camp, such as games and crafting, often take place outside and serve to bring the little dancers to summer’s signature fresh air and sunshine.
2. Develop New Skills
At EvOLvE summer dance camps, kids and toddlers can develop a diversity of new skills. Not only do they learn new moves in dancing, but they also can become competent in playing different instruments. Moreover, they are able to discover their artistic talents in crafting, or their adventure skills in games like scavenger hunt. Such a variety of activities available at summer day camps for kids has huge impact on a child’s development as it helps little campers discover what they are passionate about and what they are good at. A comment from a parent from a previous summer dance camp describes the skills children can achieve from our program: “The performance on the last day was really amazing in showing ALL that they accomplished in one week's time. The fact that they knew an entire tap routine, could do their individual ballet performance and incorporated the instruments and puppets as well, was no small feat in such a short amount of time!"
3. Improve Self-Confidence
Summer dance camps for kids and toddlers helps children build self-confidence and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic competition that shapes their lives at school. Non-competitive environments are offered to introduce tiny dancers to the spirit and joy behind dance and movement. As children master new dance skills and become more aware of how their bodies work and move, they will gain a sense of accomplishment and pride. Take a look at a comment from one of the parents from our summer day camp for kids: “My kid absolutely loves your EvOLvE summer camp and it has helped her self esteem to see that she has some natural talent as a dancer."
4. Learn Teamwork and Social Skills
Summer dance camps for kids and toddlers serve as a great school that teaches little ones teamwork and social skills. Unlike home, camps take their attention away from "me, me, me" and turn the focus on how to respect, cooperate, resolve disagreement and build teamwork with their campmates. Dance to EvOLvE Dance Camps culminate in a performance intented to showcase what the kids learned in summer camp and allow them to experience the pride and satisfaction that comes with working toward a goal and seeing it through. In the final Friday performance, dancers themselves organize the show as a team and learn how to communicate with their peers effectively in student choreography, music selection, show management, and costume design. Throughout the process, students learn an important lesson that is helpful in their real life after camps: contributing to the success of the group is empowering to each individual.
In conclusion, while it is important to spend summer bonding with family at home, it is equally important to let kids and toddlers participate in a summer day camp as it offers multiple benefits that kids will enjoy the rest of their life. They are unplugged from technology and spend their day physically active through both indoor and outdoor activities. Meanwhile, at dance camps, kiddos have chances to explore several new skills in a fun and entertaining way. What is more, because of these new skills they master, their self-confidence is boosted and their self-worth is built. Last but not least, in kids’ extended interaction with their peers, they start to practice social skills and learn the value of teamwork.
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