Now is the perfect time to start dancing

For many families the shorter days and chilly weather mean more time indoors and a decline in exercise. Days spent enjoying the outdoors and being active become days spent huddled inside where it’s warm and dry.

A challenge often faced at this time of year is how to best channel the seemingly boundless energy of children. Especially if standing on the sidelines of early morning sport in Winter doesn’t appeal. At Anita’s Dance Academy we have the answer.

Dance.

There are so many benefits to this form of exercise. Dance utilises the entire body and improves flexibility, coordination, balance, range of motion, stamina, muscle tone, strength and posture.

Did you know dance also helps children develop emotionally and cognitively? the discipline, focus and practice are important life skills that will transfer over to school and work.

Today we are more than happy to give our children access to technology early in life, so many children will spend their time entertaining themselves in a virtual world. This can lead to negative habits and unhealthy lifestyle.

The best way to get any child away from technology is to make sure they can see the fun in an activity like dancing!

At Anita’s Dance Academy we offer dance classes for children starting from three years old with ballet. Whichever dance style you choose be it ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, acrobatic dance or hip hop, the benefits of a dance class are all the same:

  • Promotes a healthy and active lifestyle

  • Increases fitness levels

  • Improves posture, range of motion and coordination

  • Enhances learning skills and focus

  • Improves discipline

  • Gain self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Promotes creativity

  • Builds teamwork skills and encourages bonding with peers and socialisation.

Added bonus for parents - you get to stay warm inside while you watch your child exert some energy and benefit from all that dance offers.

Adults can keep moving too with a variety of classes to shake off the Autumn chills with Zumba, Dancefit, Yoga and Pilates. Check out our timetable for adults classes here