As a parent, you want your child to be involved in some type of physical activity, however, sports like football, soccer, and basketball are not for everyone. Dance is a great option for children of all ages and with a variety of dance classes, you can find the one that suits their unique style and keeps them interested.
Dance is not only a great way to keep your child active, but it will teach them discipline, creativity, build confidence, and help them develop so many other important life skills. With so many benefits to dance and different classes to choose from, this could be the perfect option for your kiddo.
But which dance class is right for your kid? At Broadway Arts Centre in Toronto, we offer a variety of dance classes for kids of all ages and can help you find the right class for your child. Whether they are three years old or 17, we have a class for everyone! In this blog, we are going to help you decide which class is right for your child. Read on to learn more and contact us to learn more about our dance classes.
For Young Kids
If your kiddo is under five years old, our pre-school ballet or tap and ballet class is the perfect choice. These are the two dance classes that we offer to our youngest dancers and they are designed just for them! Both of these classes are great for your little one, but if you want to give your child a taste of different dance types, the tap and ballet class may be the best choice. This class combines tap dancing and ballet to create a fun class that will help your child develop coordination, creativity, listening skills, and more! Either of these classes is fun and can help your child build a love for dancing.
For The Kid Who Likes Making Sounds
While this may seem weird to some parents, other parents know exactly what we are talking about. Some kiddos simply love sound. They are always clapping, stomping, snapping, whistling, and making rhythms of some kind. If this describes your child, a tap class is a great option.
Tap dancing is not only a fun and energetic activity, but it also allows your child to use their feet as an instrument. They will learn timing and rhythm to create beats with their feet as they dance across the floor. While other dance classes are more of a silent art, tap dancing focuses around the coordination between sound and movement. So, if your child loves sound, sign them up for a dance class! We have a tap class for kids of all ages.
For The Artistic Child
While all dance classes are artistic, some allow for more artistic expression and freedom than others. Hip hop and contemporary dance are two great options. Our hip hop class is perfect for children from five to 17 years old and our contemporary and modern dance class is for those from eight to 17. Our hip hop class is high-energy, fun, diverse, and offers your dancer the chance to express themselves through freestyle movement. While in our hip hop class, your child will be given opportunities to develop their own style and express themselves in an artistic way.
Our contemporary and modern dance class is one of the most artistic and expressive dance classes we offer. It gives dancers the ability to truly express themselves through movement. This is a class that combines elements of jazz, ballet, modern, and lyrical dance, challenging your child while giving them an artistic outlet.
For The Playful Kid
For many children, ballet, tap, and other types of dance are enough to keep them entertained and challenged. They love the movement, creativity, and rhythm that these dance classes offer. For some children, they want a little more. Our acrobatics class is a great option for these children. They will learn a combination of gymnastics, dance, circus, and other types of activities and movements to move flawlessly and effortlessly across the stage. This class is fun and helps your child develop flexibility, balance, strength, and so much more.
Hopefully, this helped you narrow down which type of dance class is perfect for your child. If you still have questions about any of our classes, please feel free to contact Broadway Arts Centre!