A dance lesson is a structured learning experience, where students are introduced to new dance steps and choreographed routines. It is a great way to learn new skills, make friends and improve your fitness.
Benefits of Dancing
When you take a dance class, your body releases endorphins, which boost your mood and help to reduce anxiety. It also gives you something fun to look forward to each week!
In addition, you are likely to meet new friends with similar interests in your dance classes. Oftentimes, these friendships become lifelong.
Teaching students proper technique is the key to developing a dancer’s body and preventing injury. This requires an understanding of how the muscles, bones and joints work together to move safely and efficiently.
The correct alignment of the student’s body while standing and when moving through space on the low, mid, and high levels is fundamental. It allows the student to dance with a sense of balance and stability, which makes for a safer and easier transition among different dance styles, teachers, and choreographers’ expectations.
The ability to create a unique movement is an important component of dance. By blending the right force qualities, energy nuance and body positions, an intelligent dancer can convey a message or idea most effectively.
As a teacher, you can use dance and movement as a way to help students build their creative thinking skills, which will serve them well in the rest of their lives. For example, you can invite your students to identify a superpower they could use to make the world a better place and embody that power by adding it to an existing movement activity.