If your child has expressed an interest in dance and longs for her own satin slippers and pink tutu, consider enrolling her in a beginning ballet class. Ballet promotes physical strength and agility, can boost concentration, develops an understanding of music and rhythm and generates a love of movement. Whether your child is 4 or 14, she can benefit from age-appropriate ballet instruction.

Physical Benefits

Like all dance forms, ballet is physically intense. One popular dance website in the U.S. points out that ballet improves muscular strength, flexibility and range of motion. Ballet training also boosts coordination and balance while correcting poor alignment, jumping and leaping increase heart rate, which can improve endurance, stamina and overall cardiovascular health. Like other forms of dance, ballet can improve body awareness and physical self-control.

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Emotional Benefits

In addition to its physical benefits, ballet can also help to improve children’s mental and emotional health. Experts assert that training in classical ballet instills a sense of pride and accomplishment, which can boost self-esteem. As children improve and master more challenging movement combinations, they feel more self-assured, which can carry over into other areas of their lives. Dance training can also be a great way to relax and use excess energy productively after school.

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Socialization Benefits

In addition to being a physical activity, dancing is also a highly social activity. According to research, dance lessons can help children improve their social and communication skills, learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and make new friends. If your child is shy, enrolling her in dance can encourage her to reach out to other children her age and help to reduce her anxiety about new people or places. Dance can also help to alleviate fears related to performing in front of an audience.

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Educational Benefits

Becoming a skilled dancer requires practice, discipline and focus, skills that can be useful in other areas of your child’s life. According to research dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children and help them to develop an appreciation for the arts. Students who regularly participate in dance lessons typically tend to perform better academically than their nonparticipating peers.  estimates that students who have a background in dance tend to achieve significantly higher SAT scores and do better in math and science competitions.

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Looking for a ballet class in Doha? visit http://www.iaid.qa

IAID is privileged to be the first affiliated Institute having an exclusive arrangement with BTDA for Qatar.

The British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) was founded in Leicester, UK in 1972, and is now well established in many countries throughout the world.

BTDA has been at the forefront of dance education committed to raise both awareness and the standards in various discipline of dance.

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Source : http://www.livestrong.com/article/205624-what-are-the-benefits-of-ballet-for-kids/

 

 

 

 

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