Learning the love of dance at a young age is incredibly valuable to a child’s budding physical and emotional development. The expert team of instructors at The Landing Dance Centre in Vancouver, BC, will provide a lasting education of collaboration, integrity, and creativity for children of all ages. At our dance school, your toddlers will build the foundation for a healthy life for many years to come.
The Fundamentals of Dance
The Landing Dance Centre was founded in 2008 on the principle that building a solid foundation of core values in our dancers will inspire professionalism, teamwork, and excellence that goes beyond the dance floor. We support all of our dancers and recognize their unique potential both as artists and people.
Teaching your child the fundamentals of dance will not only offer them an excellent opportunity to socialize, make friends, and have fun, it is also a wonderful form of physical exercise and has been known to foster emotional and cognitive development as well.
So if your toddler has those silly-willy-wiggles and is on the move, signing up for a preschool or toddler dance class will help them get a step ahead. Our young dancers are introduced to basic physical coordination, finding rhythm, and interacting with a group.
Below, we’ll discuss in more detail some of the added benefits of your toddler attending dance school.
5 Ways Your Toddler Will Benefit from Dance School
1. Improve Physical Health
As a great form of exercise, dancing will help your child’s physical development in a number of ways such as:
- Muscle, cardiovascular, and lung strength
- Physical coordination
- Spatial awareness
All of these skills are transferable beyond the dance floor, and will make your child a more well-rounded athlete. Getting started with fun exercise early in life will promote a healthy, active lifestyle for years to come.
2. Gain Confidence and Emotional Development
Dance gives children the remarkable ability to channel their inner emotions and express themselves through physical activity. Toddlers can deal with some big emotions and not having a proper outlet for them can result in misbehavior.
At The Landing Centre, we teach the importance of body language, so our dancers learn the valuable life skill of self-expression, and as a result, many parents remark on the newfound confidence they see in their children.
3. Foster Creativity
Allowing children to explore their imaginations through dance is one of the easiest ways to build a creative mind. From learning new skills and techniques, to developing confidence in their own ideas, our young dancers leave our classes feeling inspired.
Encouraging creativity in youth helps build their critical thinking skills not only in the arts, but in all aspects of life.
4. Build Social Skills
Interacting with other young toddlers is an important part of any child’s social development. At a dance class, your child will learn how to interact with others in a group setting. They’ll learn the invaluable skills of teamwork, trust, and collaboration. All of which are important to create a well-rounded young adult.
Many of our dancers (and the parents too) form long-lasting friendships and relationships that last for many years.
5. A Fun, Healthy Activity
Perhaps the most simple benefit of attending a dance class is that it’s fun! Children love to dance and providing them the safe space to express themselves is an absolute delight. On top of the enjoyment they experience, it’s also a very healthy activity.
Ready to get your toddler started on the right foot?
At The Landing Dance Centre, your child’s development and enjoyment is our priority. At our dance school they will learn the importance of structure, patience, and teamwork, and build the confidence they need to perform in the year-end performance. Our young dancers gain independence by attending class without a guardian, and often even tie their own ballet shoes!
Is your toddler ready to get dancing? Contact us today to learn more.