The Benefits of Dance For Any Age!

The benefits of taking Dance classes go beyond the obvious point that dance is fun. At PDS, we believe that dance can have a positive impact on the whole person, which includes the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and social aspects of a being healthy individual.  Dancing has become one of America’s favorite pastimes and has repeatedly been shown to positively impact a child’s overall health and well-being. Dance research (Soto’s 2001) has indicated that students who participated in dance demonstrated more persistence and had higher grades when compared to other extracurricular activities. Dance has also been shown to have a positive impact on student achievement (NDEO 2013) in such areas as higher reading and pre-college test scores, memory retention, developing social and emotional coping skills, body image, and boosting self-esteem and self-confidence, among others. With all the benefits mentioned above, it is not surprising that dance has also been shown to reduce depression, anxiety, and stress.

Below are some of the many benefits of how dance can positively impact a student’s life. You are welcome to take as many free trial classes as you would like within a week. It will give you an opportunity to meet our office staff, experience our comfortable family environment, and find the ideal class for your child as they begin their exciting journey into the world of dance.   Click here now to sign up for a Free Trial Class!  

Ages 3-5

  • Opportunity to Learn: Gross Motor Skills, Rhythm & Balance, Coordination, Self-Direction, Communication Skills, and Adapting to a classroom environment.
  • Development of: Creativity, Imagination, Listening Skills, Impulse Control, New Friendships.
  • Fun and Enjoyment!

 Ages 6-8

  • Opportunity to Learn: Respect, Cooperation, Teamwork, Posture, and Balance.
  • Development of: Concentrations Skills, Visualization, Gross & Fine Motor Skills. Rhythm & Balance.
  • Building Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, and meeting New Friends!
  • Fun and Enjoyment!

Ages 9-12

  • Opportunity to Learn: Dedication & Commitment, Poise, Self–Assurance.
  • Development of: Physical Strength & Stamina, Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem.
  • Building Lasting Friendships.
  • Fun and Enjoyment!

 Ages 13-18

  • Opportunity to Learn: Time Management, Compassion, and Teamwork.
  • Development of: Physical Endurance, Self-discipline, Perseverance, Responsibility, Meeting New Friends!
  • Building Goal Setting skills.
  • Fun and Enjoyment!

 Adults

  • Opportunity to Learn: Memory Development, Rhythm, Balance & Coordination.
  • Major Benefits: Stress Reduction, I Mood Improvement, Muscular Strength, Cardiovascular Endurance & Health.
  • Lifelong Health & Fitness.
  • Fun and Enjoyment!

“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.”—Merce Cunningham