Nurturing Creativity in Young Dance Students
There are many benefits of giving your child dance lessons. One of the best advantages is nurturing creativity. It is fun and exciting to see your child express themselves and expand their creativity through dance.
Imagination and creativity is very strong in a young child and dance lessons offer a perfect chance for your child’s creativity to blossom. Most young children love to imagine things, make up stories and generally let their creative ideas soar. Sometimes this can be confusing and annoying to parents. Dance lessons can channel your child’s creativity into something constructive and enjoyable.
Dance lessons channel a child’s creativity by allowing their imaginations to run wild to music. This usually leads to some very interesting dancing in the first early years of dancing, but as they learn the discipline and art of dance it all comes together.
Apart from channeling creativity and interpretive spirit, dance lessons also build much-needed confidence in young children. Bringing the best out in any individual starts with building their confidence, and this can only be done through various achievements on their own or as part of a team.
For a start, dance lessons have lots of set routines to develop the concentration and learning skills in young children. This type of work will help them to further enhance their creativity as they develop new dance moves and routines.
Ballet is a dance that gradually increases in increments of skill. It can be one of the harder forms of dance for a young person to learn, but that hard work comes with many rewards.
The key to teaching dance to young students is a curriculum that tempers play with hard work, this way your children get the right mix of work and play. It’s a wise idea to spend some time looking at a school’s curriculum before you commit your child to it.
Many schools do not have a proper balance of play and learning, especially when it comes to ballet. All too often they concentrate on learning the skills of ballet without understanding that a young child needs to learn through play as well as discipline, in order to dance well. Too much concentration on pure learning will stifle your child’s desire to learn dance and crush their creativity. Mixing a little play into the learning process will keep your child’s imagination going and nurture their creativity.
On the other hand too much play and not enough learning discipline will also hamper your child. Without the skill sets needed for learning to dance they will not be able to express themselves through this art form. This will not allow them to channel their creativity into something positive. Creativity is a wonderful trait and dance lessons can help your child to nurture their particular form of creativity and enjoy themselves while they do it.