Dance lesson can be a fun and rewarding way to exercise. It is not only good for the body but also the mind and soul. Dance can help with emotional stress, anxiety and depression. It is also known to improve posture, balance and coordination. It is a great cardiovascular workout and helps with weight loss. It can be done in group classes or as a private lesson with an instructor.
There are a variety of different styles of dance from hip-hop to ballroom dancing. Some dances are more complex than others and require more practice to master. Beginners can benefit from learning in a group class because it can be more supportive and motivating to learn with peers. This can help build confidence and make it easier to ask for guidance from their instructor.
It is important to keep in mind the physical limitations of your students when designing a dance lesson. For example, if you have an older group of dancers it is probably not appropriate to push them out of their comfort zone so that they are in pain or injured. A good teacher will respect their accumulated dance style and provide them with useful new material to incorporate into their personal technique. A unaware teacher may attempt to tear down their dance style and rebuild it in the teacher’s preferred style, which can be very frustrating for an experienced student.
It is also a good idea to include multiple ways of teaching the same dance step or sequence. Some students will need to see detailed steps or instructions in order to understand them, while others may prefer to get the big picture overview gestalt of what the movement is all about. Using visual cues, videos and even having someone perform the choreography to the children can help them understand what it is supposed to look like.