Dancing is great way to physically channel your toddler’s limitless amount of energy. It can be done in homes, socially or even competitively and is a fantastic sport where any age can get involved. At our SeaStar Rock shows we encourage children to jump up, dance and get involved as much as possible as dance can be a fun and enjoyable yet aerobic form of exercise. The repetitive movements involved can improve a child’s body and joint development, balance and coordination as well as benefit their cardiac health.
Children who are overweight can especially benefit from dance, as it can be a motivational tool to lose weight and see physical activity as enjoyable. Physical activity is vital for children in order to prevent childhood obesity and stay fit and healthy. Children are a lot less active today than they were in the past and are eating more foods high in fat and sugar such as fast food. This has resulted in the percentage of obese children doubling in Australia alone in recent years, making obesity a major issue of concern in our modern society. Dancing is a great way to encourage your child to look after their health, step away from the computer games and get physically active!
Dancing can not only benefit children physically but can also improve their social skills and build confidence and self-esteem. It can encourage children to develop a more positive attitude about their bodies and gain more confidence, which can be particularly beneficial for those struggling with body issues. Furthermore, their social attitudes will improve along with their self-confidence as they meet new friends and learn interact with others their own age.
If you’re looking for an entertaining and fun way to get your child moving, dance is a great alternative to regular exercise! Book now to see our latest show at the Adelaide Fringe and get your child involved!