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Kids Dance Classes


Kids Dance Classes How to chose the best Kids Dance Classes

Whether it's tap, ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop or African, dance class.

remain popular all around the U.S. Though girls have traditionally been the participants in dance classes, boys are increasingly interested in the many aspects and benefits of dance. The cardiovascular and strength training benefits that go hand-in-hand with dance training (at various skill levels) make dance as much of a workout as any sport. Don't overlook the potential of dance class to help your child grow, exercise, learn, and socialize.?Long gone are the days of pink tutus and classical music (though those are wonderful and you still have them if you want!).?Ethnic dance with exciting music, colorful costumes, and really local, neighborhood impact is burgeoning everywhere.

What Are The Benefits?

Television programs such as "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars" have done wonders to increase the popularity of and appreciation for dance. Besides creating a "cool factor," dance provides children with physical benefits such as, general fitness, balance and coordination, discipline, and strength-training. Kids Dance Classes can be great for a child's frame of mind too. It?is often used therapeutically to treat a wide variety of physical and mental health issues.

Dance Class Options

Here is a list of some of the more popular forms of Kids Dance Classes and what to expect with each:

Ballet: This technical and beautiful form of dance has evolved with Italian, Russian and French influences. Expect your child (age 3 or older) to start ballet in a fun, recreational way. Keep in mind that ballet becomes more challenging and demanding as dancers improve. Ballet allows children to learn specific moves and encourages discipline in body and mind. Check with the dance school or teacher about how the instruction is given and what is expected of the students.

Ballet classes vary widely in style and discipline. Classes run by professional ballet companies tend to be more formal and structured than those run by local community venues. They can also be quite a bit more expensive and require longer commitment.

One advantage of taking ballet class run by a professional company is that the teacher and the teaching methods must meet the company's standards for teaching technique and assessing skill level of students. Taking a class at a community venue or at your child's school can be a great way to try ballet, without taking on a major commitment. But, both types of classes have their advantages and provide your child with exercise and fun.

Jazz: Children can begin taking jazz classes as early as age 5, but be aware that some of the moves can be complicated and kids may get frustrated if they can't keep up. Jazz classes are taught by professional dance companies as well as through community venues and school.?In some cases, there are dance prerequisites students must have in order to take jazz lessons these will vary according to the dance school and level of jazz class. Don't be frustrated by the prerequisites that might be in place for any given dance class they're usually in place to protect your child from injury and to allow for a better teaching and learning experience in the class.

Tap: Born in America in the 19th century, tap dancing was named for the sound that tap dancers' shoes make when the shoe's metal plate claps the stage. Tap also has Scottish, Irish, and African influences. Kids can get involved with this exciting form of Kids Dance Classes as early as 3 years old, but classes for young children should remain fun and improvisational. Like most forms of dance, tap becomes more rigorous and demanding as children grow and improve.

Latin: This genre encompasses dance styles like the cha-cha, rumba, salsa, and the mambo. Classes may be difficult for very young children, but kids aged 7 and up may be coordinated and motivated enough to take part in Latin dance. Check out Mad Hot Ballroom, a wonderful documentary about inner city kids from New York learning how to ballroom dance as part of their physical education classes.? They go on to compete in a regional dance contest.?Once you watch this you'll be signing up for lessons yourself!?Latin dance is terrific exercise and the cultural appreciation of music and social interaction can have a positive influence kids.

African: African dance originates from a wide range of African social and religious traditions. Students studying this dance genre will be introduced to African songs, music and drumming during classes. Kids of any age may get involved as there are a variety of levels and types of African dancing to choose from.

Hip hop: Emerging in America in the 1970s, hip-hop dance celebrates urban music and encompasses movements, expressions and style from African-Americans and Latin-Americans. Any child or adult can get involved in hip-hop dance classes although particular moves (like break dancing) can be extremely challenging.  

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Tap Dance Classes Boca


We offer tap dance classes for all skill levels at our studio in Boca Raton.

Tap Dance Classes Boca Raton From Bianca Russell to Melissa Goble , some of the greatest dances of our time were tap dancers. If your child wants to learn how to tap dance or you want to refine your tap dancing skills, turn to us at Carolina Dance Capital. We offer tap dance classes at our studio in Charlotte, North Carolina and are eager to introduce you to this style of dance.

When you sign up for one of our tap dance classes, the only things you’ll need to bring with you are a pair of tap shoes and a desire to have fun. We strongly encourage you to keep in mind that tap dancing isn’t just for little girls. Although we do offer tap dance classes for younger dancers, we also have classes available for adults. If tap dancing is something that you’ve always wanted to try, we want to see you at our studio!

Keep in mind that becoming a good tap dancer requires regular practice. Once you take one of our tap dance classes, we strongly encourage you to keep coming back. At Carolina Dance Capital, we know that you’ll love our family-friendly atmosphere and the fact that we institute practices in every class that help our dancers bond.

If you want to know more about our Tap Dance Classes Boca Raton, what days and times they are held, and what levels we teach, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Carolina Dance Capital today. We can’t wait to see you at our studio, working on your rhythm and timing.

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Learn To Dance


Beginner - Learn To Dance . Don’t let fear stop you! Let it fuel you!

First, dancing is a physical activity. No matter if you are gliding around the floor with a Waltz or tearing up the floor with a ChaCha, all dances is a test for your body. The constant movement is a cardiovascular exercise as most dance lessons or events last for at least ¾ of an hour.

So even if you are slow moving, that’s 45 minutes of movement. But if you are putting a bit of effort into getting around the floor then your 45-minute stroll just burnt a load of calories and you probably wasn’t even aware of it!

Did you know that dancing is great for your body? It’s also good for your brain. Dancing can help you stay healthy (for people of all ages) it has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:

  • - Enhance condition of your heart and lungs
  • - Grow muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • - Better muscle tone and strength
  • - Stronger bones, helping to lessen risk of osteoporosis
  • - Refined coordination --agility and flexibility
  • - Enhance balance and spatial awareness
  • - Better physical confidence
  • - Improved mental functioning
  • - Better self-confidence
  • - Greater Social skills

If you’ve ever wanted to Learn To Dance this is the class for you, Fun, simple and easy to learn dance moves. Dancing is like the alphabet. Once you have learnt the groundwork you can put them together in several combinations.

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