Why Choose an Online Dance Class?
Have you been considering an online dance class during lockdown? Well, at Rise Studios dance and drama schools, we believe that there has never been a better time to start dancing! During this lockdown, your child can learn a new skill, live and ONLINE! Dancing online helps them to develop so many important skills! Putting your child in an online dance class will benefit them in many ways. Dance allows them to establish better social skills- yes EVEN through the computer screen. It aids physical development and cognitive thinking, and helps use up some of that boundless energy! This lockdown is a great time to expose a child to dancing! We have a variety of structured online dance and drama classes to choose from that will match your child’s specific age and experience. Who knew something as fun as dancing online could have such a significant role in children’s development!
Social skills can sometimes be difficult for children to learn. Dance class allows kids to break out of their shell and let loose with other kids their age. In order to teach a child how to appropriately play and interact with other kids, they must be exposed to instructions and teamwork settings early on. Dance classes can teach your child patience and listening skills, as they must follow instructions from their teacher. Dance classes for children, as young as 3 year olds, provide them the opportunity to be able to talk and interact with other kids and teachers. These essential life skills can be developed now from dance classes, and be applied throughout their life! This is still very apparent during our live zoom sessions. These online dance classes still allow for interaction between the teacher and the dancers.
Trying to get a young child to settle down is nearly impossible! Whether it’s street dance, ballet, tap, or jazz, dancing has always been a great way for children to get moving and stay active. It allows them to channel their energy on something specific whilst having lots of fun! Online dance classes, help with the development of coordination, strength, movement, and balance.
Our online dance classes for use different movements that combine multiple muscle groups at the same time. Rise Studios offers ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, street dance/ hip hop, Musical Theatre and drama, so there really is a class to suit everyone! The best thing is, you can join in from the comfort of your own home, live and interactive via zoom!
Cognitive development allows your child to respond to instructions or rules and then act on them. Many children within the pre-school age group have a hard time understanding this notion. Let’s face it, sometimes us adults do too! Therefore, dance classes for 3 to 5 year olds require a different style of learning compared to older children.
Our dance teachers specialise in early development, and are able to connect dancing to common knowledge and life skills, using lots of imagery. For example, we will use our legs as a ‘crocodile mouth’ during a dance stretch, and close them together to see what we can catch! This allows the children to understand basic skills while having fun! This concept may be common to us, but this age group is just beginning to develop these everyday life skills! There is no better way for kids to mature and grow than by dancing and having a blast!
At Rise Studios dance and drama schools, we offer a fun and creative learning environment in which your children can start developing essential life skills. As a teacher, and principal of Rise Studios dance and drama schools, I can say without a doubt that my dancers never cease to amaze me. At the rate their minds are growing and expanding, this is a prime time for them to start learning dance and developing the motor and coordination skills that dance teaches! For our teenagers, our online classes have been a lifeline while they are physically separated from their friends. Dance releases endorphins, which in turn benefits their mental health.
During this lockdown, all of this can still be achieved online. It is a fantastic alternative to an in person class. Children are very versatile and you’d be surprised at the vast amounts of knowledge that they can absorb! Seeing their teacher online, might seem alien the first time, but you’ll be amazed at how quickly they adapt to this temporary reality!