The Benefits of Dance Performance
One of the highlights of taking dance classes is the end of year recital! Recitals give the students the opportunity to show off the skills they have been working on all year or semester. It gives parents the opportunity to see their child shine in a whole new light. Not only do students get to show off their progress, but there are many other benefits as well.
Students who perform in front of an audience have an advantage over those who don’t when it comes to important life skills such as public speaking. Performing can also help an otherwise shy child to blossom. This confidence will carry over into many other aspects of their lives.
Well Rounded Individuals
Participating in the recital helps children to learn how to set personal goals as well as how to work with other students on a shared goal. Working toward the performance helps to teach students patience, hard work, dedication and self-discipline.
There is increased evidence that dancing can improve intelligence in both young and old alike. Learning new skills, knowing what steps to perform next, figuring out how to execute a challenging step all utilize cognitive skills. Dancing not only exercises the body, but it exercises the brain!
Students form a bond with other members of their class while taking classes and learning the routines. They have the shared experience of dancing with each other, letting their emotions out on the dance floor; working through challenges together; helping each other and performing together. Many long lasting friendships begin or are enhanced by the shared experience of dance.