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Benefits Of Dancing

Dance lessons might seem like all fun and games to onlookers, but dancing has more tangible benefits than you think. Dancing can improve your general well being, keep stress at bay, help build your confidence and even meet new friends. Keep reading if you’re curious to find out what dancing can do for you and your children. 

 

Improve Your General Well Being

Dancing is considered by many to be a form of exercise. Every dance will make you feel as though you’ve been jogging the same amount of time. Better yet, dancing is a full body exercise so it isn’t just your legs that are getting the exercise. You can be sure that you’re managing your body well whenever you decide to take dance lessons.

 

If you think you’re not strong enough or have a disability that keeps you from enjoying the benefits of dancing then think again. Some dances are gentle enough for those with physical disabilities to join in on the fun. Ballroom for example can be as intense or as gentle as the dancer wants it to be which means that no one is left out from the art of dance so long as the dancer is willing. 

 

Dance The Stress Away

Stress can be a kicker in everyone’s life and coping with it is something we do in various ways. Some exercise, go have a good meal, watch tv, and any other thing they can do to focus on an activity rather than the stress. Dancing is one of these stress relievers that many people turn to when life gets the better of them.

 

Dancing is a great way to get rid of stress as you need laser focus to be able to perform all the moves perfectly. You either have to focus on what’s causing the stress in your life or on the dance. Most of the time you’re going to focus on the dance especially if you’re in a group where coordination and timing are incredibly important.

 

Stress release with dancing also has a scientific reasoning behind it. During any physical activity, our bodies release chemicals known as endorphins which is similar to morphine. Endorphins are known to numb pain but more importantly make you feel happy. The main difference between endorphins and morphine is that endorphins don’t need to enter your body through a needle and instead is produced when you do something you enjoy or is physically draining.  

 

Improve Your Confidence

Getting out there and dancing with a group of people definitely has its effect on your confidence. It gives you a way to release your pent up emotions in front of either a crowd of onlookers or with your classmates in a dance lesson. Over time you’ll get used to dancing with others and your confidence will grow as you master techniques in your chosen dance. Building your confidence while dancing will definitely help you transfer that confidence elsewhere, may it be at work or at home.

How to Help Your Child Become a Better Musician

Music is an artform. Like all artforms, music takes patience, practice and hard work to truly be beautiful. Getting to that point where your son or daughter can stand on a stage and play Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven is no easy task. It requires teamwork between both you and your child to reach that goal. If you aren’t sure how to help nurture their gift then follow these quick tips to help your child become a better musician.

 

Let Them Choose

Everyone has their own preferences and the same can be said about music. You might enjoy classical piano music, but the same can’t be said of your son who has a guitar on his wall and a cowboy hat on his coat rack. It helps to let your child decide which genre he or she wants to pursue and what type of instrument he or she wants to play. Your child will eventually lose interest in the music he or she is playing if it doesn’t match their preferences.

 

Make a Practice Schedule

Setting a routine is something we do on a daily basis to be able to plan ahead and use our time efficiently. What most adults don’t know is that setting a routine sets an expectation that you’ll be eating breakfast at 6, heading to work at 7 on Monday, the day after that, so on and so forth. At first you’ll have to adjust to the new schedule but eventually you adjust to it and start following it without even thinking. The same can be said about setting a practice schedule for your child. 

 

At first, he or she will be insistent on either going outside to play or get on their gadgets and leaving the practice for after lunch. Help them stick to their schedule by being there when they need to practice. Eventually they’ll get used to their practice session schedule and start picking up their instrument at the same time everyday at the same hour without you reminding them.

 

Be a Role Model

Show your child how to succeed by being their role model. Children copy what their parents do and showing them how it’s done can motivate them to try harder. Practice a new instrument with them or show them how to play their instrument of choice if you already know how to play it. They’ll not only appreciate the fact that you’re putting in time and effort to teach them but also enjoy doing what they love alongside you. You might even learn a thing or two yourself.

 

Every parent wants their child to be successful, and every child wants to be successful like their parents so be their role model and show them how to succeed.

 

Support Your Child

Being the parent of an aspiring musician means that your child will be looking up to you for support when he or she can’t quite get that score right.A few encouraging words can go a long way to giving your child the motivation he or she needs to make that final push to learn how to play that score flawlessly.

What to Expect at Your First Tap Class

Let’s face it; learning how to tap dance is not easy. Hence, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed when thinking about going to class. After all, chances are this is the first time you have enrolled yourself to any dance lesson. So, if you have no any idea what to do, let us help fill you in about what you can expect from your first tap class. Continue reading “What to Expect at Your First Tap Class”

Flute Lessons: Top 5 Benefits of Playing the Flute

Learning how to play the flute can be rewarding in so many ways. In general, people opt to take flute lessons in order to cultivate the talent. However, obtaining flute lessons can develop more than just talent in playing it. Here are other benefits that taking flute lessons has in store for you. Continue reading “Flute Lessons: Top 5 Benefits of Playing the Flute”

5 Reasons You Should Take Private Dance Lessons

People have varying preferences when it comes to learning how to dance. There are people who learn best when surrounded by other people in group dance classes. However, there are some people who shy away from groups. Oftentimes, this is the reason why a lot of people invest in private dance lessons. So, if you’re thinking about getting one for yourself, here are other reasons why it’s actually a good idea. Continue reading “5 Reasons You Should Take Private Dance Lessons”

What to Expect in your Child’s Pre-Ballet Classes

Mom’s with little girls all want to see them wear their tutus and strut a ballet walk or spin but there is a required age for ballet classes. If you are one of those moms who can’t wait there are pre-ballet classes offered in dance schools to help ease girls into formal ballet classes. Continue reading “What to Expect in your Child’s Pre-Ballet Classes”

5 Reasons Your Child Should Take Piano and Keyboard Lessons

A musically inclined child has so many advantages. You will never run out of research to back up this claim. Let me just narrow down 5 reasons your child should take piano and keyboard lessons. By the way, I mentioned piano and keyboard lessons because not everyone can afford the real thing and a keyboard is a very convenient alternative to a piano. Continue reading “5 Reasons Your Child Should Take Piano and Keyboard Lessons”

6 Benefits of Voice Lessons for Adults

You would think that your age will be a disadvantage in your dreams of becoming a good singer. However, contrary to your belief, adults are the best candidate for voice lessons. This is because as adults your vocal cords have fully developed and you can easily determine your vocal range. To convince you even further here are 6 benefits of voice lessons for adults. Continue reading “6 Benefits of Voice Lessons for Adults”

Voice Lessons for Kids: 5 Great Ways to Support your Child

There are so many reasons why voice lessons for kids are a great idea. From basic singing lessons to the love of musical theater, they are just a fantastic way to boost your child’s’ confidence levels, nurture their talents, develop better brain function and  enhance their social and communication skills. Continue reading “Voice Lessons for Kids: 5 Great Ways to Support your Child”