Not everyone who participates in a dance class has professional aspirations—but it’s fair to say that almost everyone that comes through a dance school wants to at least understand how to become a better dancer. And for those who want to become professional dancers, the journey starts at a dance studio.
That said, let’s take a look at seven ways that you can help your child prepare so they can more easily excel during their class time.
Make Sure Your Child Gets Good Sleep
A good night’s sleep can help with almost any task but especially dance. Dance requires careful attention to body movements. In other words, it requires energy and focus. Good sleep is a great way to ensure your child has both; better to have an earlier night than let your kid drive themselves past their appropriate bedtime with training or homework.
Keep Your Kid Hydrated and Full Before Dance
One of the benefits of dance lessons is that they encourage both learning and physical activity. As such, your child needs the appropriate amount of nutrition so they’re able to focus without hunger getting in the way as well as being able to do the moves without feeling dehydrated (which is not to mention very dangerously!)
Be There to Encourage Them
Children need that reassurance when they struggle with hitting a move or maybe have a poor performance; try and be as encouraging as possible! The wrong or right word early on can change your child’s entire experience with dance—always try to support them through the fun parts and the harder parts.
Correct Their Posture
Maintaining proper posture is key to keeping them safe when dancing, but also critical to nailing the techniques (and is especially important for various forms of dance like ballet).
Avoid Adding Unnecessary Pressure
We all want our kids to have fun. Adding pressure to be perfect or to nail things on the first try is the wrong approach and can turn dance from a beautiful learning experience for your kid into a chore.
Do Some Daily Stretching
Stretching not only helps with dance but with all physical activities, from sports to walking. So, getting a daily stretch can be a great habit to establish.
Set a Long-Term Goal
One way to help keep your kid focused on their progress is by setting a long-term goal. That way, the little obstacles that happen during their training don’t get the feeling too down as they work towards their ultimate goal.
Want to Make Your Child a Successful Dancer? Contact Performing Dance Arts Today!
With the above tips, you’re ready to support your child whether they want to become a professional dancer or just want to have some fun after school. Now it’s time to find the perfect dance studio for you and your child. And…done! It’s Performing Dance Arts!
We teach children of many ages in a variety of dance styles. All our instructors are experts in their style and great at imparting their knowledge to the next generation of dance stars.
When your child takes lessons at Performing Dance Arts, they will greatly improve their fitness and confidence. Our studio teaches dance arts and skills that will serve your child well throughout their entire life.
Contact us today to register your child or learn more about which style and program fit best.