Benefits of Dance Training for Children

Some of the benefits of ballet for young children are:

  • They learn to follow instructions;
  • They gain a sense of discipline through learning new positions and steps;
  • They learn co-ordination, balance and how to control their bodies in motion;
  • They are active and getting daily exercise;
  • They become comfortable performing before groups;

When a child is young, learning new things is easier for them. They can adapt and learn more quickly than when they are older. So, once a child begins in ballet at an early age, they are not only learning a valued art form but also getting trained for the life that is ahead of them. As a child continues to pursue ballet, you will see more benefits emerging – especially when they become adolescents and into the teenage years.

  • They develop long, lean and strong muscles from the practice of ballet
  • They gain a sense of self-confidence and pride in their bodies and what they can accomplish
  • They learn how to work to get what they want out of their performance
  • The skills learned in ballet are useful for other forms of dancing like tap or jazz if they want to take that up later
  • They learn about proper nutrition to keep their bodies in shape so they can dance