Helping Children be Healthy through Dance

Learning to dance gives children confidence, poise and grace. It can help children learn to focus their attention and helps teach discipline that will have benefits socially and in school.

However, there are other benefits to learning dance that are very important to consider in modern times.

According to kidshealth.org, children between the ages of 8 and 18 watch television for 4 hours a day, and spend an additional 2 hours a day in front of a computer screen. To put this in perspective, it represents 42 hours a week – more time than most children spend in school.

The habits we form in childhood often carry over into adulthood. If, as children, we lead a sedentary lifestyle, then it is likely that we will be sedentary and unhealthy adults.

Dance classes provide the physical exercise that our children need to be healthy as children and active as adults.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children participate in vigorous intensity aerobic exercise for an hour at least 3 times a week.

Dance provides a fun way to achieve this modest goal that children love.

At DK Dance Productions, we provide the dance instruction and motivation necessary to keep children interested in dance. This gives them reasons to practice at home, and so provides a lifestyle of physical activity that will carry forward into adulthood.

We all want to have healthy children. Dance is a great way to teach them the benefits of being physically active.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in dance classes, but are unsure what class to enroll in, we offer a free dance class finder. This is a fun and fast quiz that helps to discover what style of dance is a perfect fit for your child. Simply click the link, do the quiz, and a professional dance instructor will contact you within a day or so and let you know what style of dance is right for your child.

If you’d like your child to be more physically fit, dance is a great solution! Complete our free dance class finder now and help your child get on the road to better health.

Tumbling with Your Toddler – Sharing Dance!

Whether you grew up in Hazelwood or somewhere else, did you ever notice how everything seemed bigger when you were a child? The perception has to do, in part; with the fact that it wasn’t that anything else was actually bigger, but that you were so much smaller. That is why small children appreciate it so much when adults gravitate to their level by sitting on the floor with them. That is also why your local Hazelwood dance studio has incorporated adult-child tumbling classes into their curricula.

Early childhood development experts agree that parents and toddlers both benefit from floor time together. Most recommend at least 30 minutes a day with the parent down at the child’s level giving the child full attention. For busy parents, 30 minutes of uninterrupted time can seem impossible, but if it is scheduled into the day the same way that soccer practice or dance classes are scheduled for older siblings, it can quickly become a part of the every day routine.

Taking tumbling classes together with your toddler at a dance studio is a great way to incorporate some “mommy and me” time into your routine. Not only will it show your child how much you care, but it can also help both of you to stay physically active. If you are looking for a dance studio in the Hazelwood area where you can tumble with your toddler, DK Dance Productions offers several different dance and tumbling classes. It will be good for your toddler and good for you, so call DK Dance Production to ask about their Hazelwood dance classes and tumbling classes.

DK Dance Productions offers a wide variety of Hazelwood dance classes and tumbling classes. Whether you are an adult who wants a fun form of exercise, a parent who wants to tumble with your toddler, or a competitive dancer looking to improve technique, DK Dance Productions challenges you physically while providing a creative outlet for your talents. Contact us today at 314.921.5800 or visit us online at www.dkdancepro.com and find out why many of our current and former students say that we are the best dance studio ever.