Reason 1: Structure
They learn structured skills in dance and tumbling which allows their brain to use the structured part of it and it will follow your child everywhere; which is a great thing to have. Not only will they be able to pick up on the structure and use it in the dance class but at home as well as in school.
Reason 2: Balance
You Must know how to balance on two feet in order to walk and even balance different activities throughout the day. So with learning physical and mental balance in the dance or tumbling class, your child’s brain will be open to learning more things at one time. Kind of like multitasking. This can help at home when asking your child to do chores make it fun for them. Instead of saying make your bed have them sing a song or dance around and make their beds at the same time. Not only does this make making the bed fun but it allows their brain to work a little harder and focus on two things at once.
Reason 3: Discipline
They are being taught how to use different parts of their bodies in different ways. For example, it takes a lot of discipline for your brain to do a pirouette turn because you have to first prep, then you pick up one foot while turning on the opposite foot in relevé and then you have to spot your turn to make it Nice and clean. Also, tumbling takes a lot of discipline for the brain. You have to discipline the mind and body to work together as a team so you can not only accomplish the skill but refrain from getting hurt as well.
Reason 4: Coordination
It makes it easier for them to move to the beat of the music and be on beat with the music. That is also good for the brain because not only will the know how to dance to music but most dancers make their own music as well. They will start the make beats of their own with the sounds of their mouths, hands feet and other objects that may happen to be around.
Reason 5: Express Emotion
Dancing to their favorite song can make them Happy when they were sad. It gives them a moment to live in that HAPPINESS and forget about the sad or negative things. I love to dance for this reason it allowed me to be the best me I could possibly be and that’s what I want it to do for my students.
-Tiffany Alexander (Bravo Employee)