Even though another career path may ultimately be chosen, in dance, children learn the cooperative effort necessary to produce a high quality work of art. Every child benefits from quality dance training. Long-term learnings go far beyond practical applications in dance. Dancers enter society with the ability to maintain the uncompromising high standards nurtured during their dance training.
Dance is a great way to build invaluable social skills. Much more importantly however, it is an opportunity to teach your children the importance of being part of something larger than themselves. Dancers learn to take turns, to share attention, and to cooperate with others as they work within a group. These life lessons are part of the appeal of dance classes to parents around the world. Much like team sports, dance for children can teach some invaluable and important lessons.
Dance is an art form that is grasped and perfected individually. Emotional support from each parent is important. Encourage your child to be hard working and diligent in achieving their goals. Help them to realize that no two students will progress a the same rate, even if they have been dancing together for many years. More is involved in a dance class than simply learning technique. The students learn how to focus, practice, work hard and discipline their minds and bodies. They learn how to work together as a group and the benefits of working towards a goal. Teach them to give their all and to be proud of their own accomplishments. Dissuade them from comparing themselves to other dancers. All of these skills they learn in the classroom will benefit them long after they have graduated and moved on to a successful life.