Kids Ballroom Dancing
Dance lessons teach children respect and discipline. It helps to build social awareness in children, so they not only learn how to dance; they also learn how to respect one another. The maturity necessary to dance together fosters respect, civility, teamwork, cooperation, confidence and a sense of joy, accomplishment and achievement. Through experiential learning, they learn valuable life skills and lessons of self-discovery, self-expression, and
self-confidence. Their posture and confidence improves and awkwardness is replaced with physical grace & poise.
Learn the basics of social dancing in this 7 week course.
Merengue – This easy to learn fun & exciting Latin Rhythm is a real party dance.
Waltz – Elegant & Beautiful with slow gliding movements.
Foxtrot – Sophisticated & Jazzy
Tango – Passionate – Sharp and Dramatic
Swing – Energetic & Aerobic, Dance to popular music
Learn the basic step elements, posture, poise, lead & follow, technique, etc.
Learn Fun Line Dances for Self-Expression: Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, Cotton Eyed Joe, etc.
The Many Positive Benefits of Kids Ballroom Dancing:
- Strong Discipline & Teamwork
- Builds Self-Esteem & Confidence
- Better Social Skills
- Teaches Proper Etiquette
- Respect for Themselves and Others
- Improves Coordination and Balance
- Encourages Creativity and Self-Expression
- Exercises the Mind & Body
- Most of all, it's Fun & Exciting
The Rewards of Ballroom Dancing for Kids
Consider the burdens too many students bear as they face their morning walk through the schoolhouse doors. Simply put, they have too many worries: from not fitting in, to having the 'wrong' clothes, to being bullied — or worse. Many kids have poor self-esteem, as well as poor peer relationships. They suffer from a lack of focus and a lack of respect for others.
It's hard not to think, 'Gee, maybe ballroom dancing should be available to all kids, considering the amazing things it does for them.' With improved social skills, higher levels of confidence, enhanced academic performances and better peer relationships, the benefits of ballroom are not only significant — they're timely and appropriate.
Kids Ballroom Dance is not just about teaching ballroom dancing. The dance is a tool for getting the children to break down social barriers, learn about honor and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate and cooperate, and accept others even if they are different.
Ipswich Winthrop Elementary students weigh in on ballroom dancing