Little Dancer Definitely Boogies To The Beat Of Her Own Drum
Cailyn Finkel 11/28/2018
While most of us would wilt under the bright lights on-stage, this little girl seems to have the opposite reaction. She thrives! This brave boogier doesn't care that dozens of people are watching her every move during the recital - in fact, she welcomes their eager gaze!
After weeks spent nailing down every move to her group's routine, she lets loose and gives the performance of a lifetime. Too bad it's nothing like the moves the other girls are showcasing in the limelight...
Even though it seems obvious to most of us, a shocking number of people don't know the numerous benefits dancing has for young children. The Stagecoach website explains just a few of the important reasons why dancing is a great activity for your little one.
The site says:
"There are the obvious benefits of studying dance; reduced obesity, a fun source of exercise, healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and helping to maintain a balanced lifestyle. There is clinically significant evidence that children who participate actively in the performing arts spend less time sitting in front of a computer screen playing games and therefore are at less of a risk of developing health problems. Children who spend more than two hours a day on screen related pastimes are at a high risk of developing health issues, such as obesity.
Whilst dance is a good source of fun exercise for young children, it is also a creative outlet. Fun exercise is important but the opportunity to release creativity is as important as exercising and maintaining a balanced diet in the development of healthy children, because of the life skills they will learn. Dancing can make a person feel physically refreshed and improve their mood, tackling serious issues including anxiety and depression1, and not just in adults. Group dancing is a tool to release daily stress, a distraction from everyday worries and an outlet for imagination and emotion."
Not only is dance a great way for your children to stay physically active, but it's wonderful for keeping their mind sharp and social skills on-point.
Clearly, this little girl has gotten the most out of her dance lessons. She feels totally free onstage and doesn't mind that her moves are slightly different than the other girls'. Her loved ones watched with huge smiles on their faces - obviously, dancing was her strong suit!
By the end of the group's performance, the dance teacher had to get everyone back on track. Things had gone awry in the most hilarious of ways.