‘21-’22 school year highlights

Partnered with Ingenuity and Communities in Schools to deliver programs to over 200 students.

With its myriad mental, physical, and emotional benefits, combined with the fact that you can continue to ballroom dance long into your later years, it’s an activity everyone should have on their to do list. For children, the benefits of ballroom dancing are magnified:

  • Ballroom dancing is an incredible low-impact sport to help children build better cardiovascular and muscular health.
  • Increased flexibility: Not only dancing will increase the amount of twist and flex in your child’s spine, but also it will increase the range of motion in your child’s hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders. All of this flexibility and added range of motion will support them long into adulthood.
  • Dance has long been known to the scientific community as one of the best ways to strengthen your brain and prevent degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • To compound the difficulties of learning teamwork, children must also learn how to work with, interact with, and respect their partner, whose gender is different from their own. This is an invaluable aspect of ballroom dancing that I cannot stress enough.
  • Self-confidence: Children who ballroom dance are accustomed to standing up in front of others and feeling vulnerable. They have to stand up during dance class and fail in front of their classmates, time and time again, until they get it right. But in class, that’s ok, because that’s normal. And little by little, without even realizing it, this repeated experience builds confidence.
  • Better understanding of music: It’s not about being able to play music. It’s just knowing which tempo and rhythm go with which dance.
  • Dancing releases stress thanks to "happy hormone" serotonin. Wouldn’t you have liked to know that while you were going through your difficult teenage years?
  • Children who ballroom dance seem to have an intuitive understanding of grace and poise. If your child learns ballroom dancing, they will learn how to hold their heads high when they feel the most unsure. They will learn how to enter a room with confidence, and how to accept defeat with grace.
These are old-world skills that can be applied with great benefit to new-world situations.