Down through the years, well-known dancers have embodied the perfection of poise and confidence that accompanies the mastery of this performing art. Think of Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Martha Graham, Gene Kelly, Rudolf Nureyev, Michael Jackson and Beyoncé. These well-loved dance icons help to inspire all of us to move with grace and beauty.
When a person learns to dance skillfully and beautifully, it’s like learning an entirely new way of expressing himself or herself. He can then use any genre of dance to complete that expression.
It’s just natural that as a person masters dance skills, she develops a beautiful carriage of her body. The skills of graceful movement, the development of muscle strength and the self-assurance gained through mastery of dance routines all contribute to a fluidity of movement and excellent self-control.
The elegant posture that naturally results from dance training creates an immediate impression of competence and character. Each person trained in dance gains a harmony of body and mind that creates this unconscious grace. As our dance students continue on in their training, they further gain a discipline that helps guide actions in every other area of life.
We live by these words:
To Dream is to Dance
To Love is to Dance
To Live is to Dance
We believe that dancing is a natural ability that can be developed in every person. We accept students as young as three years of age, and adults of any age. We offer private lessons and group classes.
The benefits of learning to dance
These days, more parents are interested in their children developing the ability to dance and more children are asking to learn to dance like the adults they see in television competitions or music videos. So dance is going through a renaissance of interest and we could not be more pleased. We are very aware of the benefits of learning dance imparts to every aspect of life.
Just a few of the many benefits of learning to dance, quite in addition to the physical benefits of being in shape, include:
- Increased self-confidence
- Better gross and fine motor skills
- More poise under stress
- The joy that comes from mastering a skill
We encourage parents to bring their children in for an introductory lesson at our dance studio. In a short interview and evaluation, we can assess a child’s aptitude and interest in learning dance and place them in the correct class.
And if parents are interested in classes for themselves, even if they have never danced in their lives, we are happy to help place them in the correct learning program as well.
Dancing is a path to fitness, grace, and even social skill. Far from being buried in an electronic device, our students are moving, learning, paying attention to lessons and interacting with each other.
Whether your child wishes to gain basic competence in dance or take their skills all the way to a professional level, we can help encourage them in their goals. Our more advanced students learn audition skills and we also teach choreography.
Change your child’s life, change his self-confidence and his ability – all through the beauty of dance. Please call us today to schedule a free dance analysis for your child. We welcome dance students from Florissant, Hazelwood, Alton and the surrounding areas. We look forward to welcoming you to the DKDancePro studio soon. Call (314) 921-5800 now to arrange an introductory dance lesson.
Do you have questions about what style of dance you or your child might like to learn? Take our Free Dance Analysis now and receive a free recommendation from a professional dance instructor based on our short and entertaining quiz.