Petite Performers Perpetually Performing Proficiently
The Petite Performers have been practicing at Dance on Q for quite some time now. The classes teach kids aged 2-6 years old dance in our studio in Castle Hill. We teach our youngest aspiring dancers a mix of performing arts, including:
- Singing classes
- Drama classes
- Jazz classes
- Tap classes
- Ballet classes
- Hip Hop classes
- Acrobatics classes
- Musical Theatre classes
Classes for kids run all term for 40 minutes. They’re the perfect start for children exploring performing arts activities and also a great hobby and environment for socialisation. We encourage participation all term, but casual attendance is also possible.
The importance of dance in early childhood is manifold. Experts have noted children taking away many widely applicable skills from their dance lessons as they grow and develop. Dance helps kids develop their creative side and builds confidence. It helps kids explore their creative side.
Dance teaches physical development. Strength, flexibility and fitness are some of the most obvious payoffs to commencing dance classes at an early age. The ability to move in an unrestrained fashion during classes helps kids stay healthy, grow muscle tone and build bone strength. Indeed, the dance curriculum is tailored to children’s growth and helps them compound the skills they need as they progress to each new level.
“The more knowledge we have about our own bodies, what we’re feeling, the better off we are in lots of ways”.
One study of dance in early childhood education showed that the number of children completing or exceeding expectations in neuromotor goals grew from 32% at the beginning of the dance program to 80% at the end.
Children who have been exposed to highly social environments tend to be less reserved in classroom and other settings involving their peers, says research. Dance classes see children embrace problem solving as they embody other characters. These creative thinking skills benefit children as they begin in an academic environment and are faced with imaginative games and tasks requiring logic. Children become more empathetic and flexible in their thinking after participating in dance. Dance helps with building confidence, awareness and balance.
Benefits at School
As mentioned, storytelling and performing arts go together like chips and cheese. Children in the classroom are often required to express themselves in narrative, and having exposure to prolonged periods of storytelling can significantly benefit children as they do this. Awareness, balance and imagination are taught through dance.
Kids’ attention spans also may increase following lots of extracurricular time in dance school. Rhythm and music teach children the fundamentals of segmentation and fragmentation of time, which supports arithmetic skills. It’s often said that music and math abilities go hand in hand – that they complement each other nicely.
If you’re interested in enrolling your children in dance classes 2-6 years old then contact Dance on Q and ask about our Petite Performers! We’re happy to take enrolments at any time for the next term and are open between 9:00am and 8:00pm Monday to Sunday. Call us today on 0422 611 518 to have a catch up with the team about enrolling your child or children at Dance on Q.