Are Good Dancers Born or Made? 

Becoming good at dancing requires proper instruction and training, discipline and sustained effort. Even if some people have those special genes for dancing talent or predisposition, they will still require proper training and sustained effort to be successful in the field. 

Are good dancers born or made? 

In other words, good dancers might have that initial advantage because of their genes but their talent or predisposition still requires nurturing. Also, dancers that don’t have that initial advantage can still become good if they persevere with their training and if they start early. 

It’s especially the case with children where their brains are still rapidly developing. In their early years, their brains are busy forming crucial neural connections that help shape their lives. This includes their skill and love for dancing, whether they pursue it for leisure or for their profession. 

In addition, it’s not all about dancing. That’s because dancing helps with overall brain development, which can help children with their holistic progress in their early years and later in life. For instance, dancing helps children further develop the following skills: 

  • Physical agility, flexibility and coordination 
  • Self confidence 
  • Communication and cooperation skills 
  • Sense of discipline due to the need for consistent practice 
  • Spatial awareness 
  • Better appreciation of the performing arts (later in life they will still greatly appreciate dancing and music) 
  • Creative self-expression (express themselves in other ways than verbal communication) 

Dancing stimulates the brain which helps it form crucial neural connections. It’s similar to regularly playing sports where coordination, agility and spatial awareness are required. Dancing also adds more variety to children’s fun-filled weeks as they learn more about dancing and apply that on live performances. 

With proper instruction and a supportive environment (such as what we have here at Dance on Q), we help children become good dancers and support them in their overall development as well. They also get to have more fun as they meet more friends and perform live on stage in front of a crowd. This will help expand their comfort zones and further boost their self-esteem.