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Fun Ideas To Help Your Kids Be Their Best In Dance Class

by Eeli Leinonen

Every parent wants their little ones to enjoy a healthy array of extracurricular activities that will help them develop life skills, make friends, and enjoy themselves in a constructive way. Dance class can provide that and so much more to your kids. When you make a great effort to encourage them in this endeavor, they can get even more out of it. Here are three fun ideas to help your children thrive in dance class.

Offer a Variety of Praise for Each Small Accomplishment a Child Has in Class

Positive reinforcement and attention are golden as far as most children are concerned. Even if they aren't fully aware of it, all kids have a strong need to hear that their parents are proud of them, and knowing that they are doing things that please their parents is a strong incentive to keep going with a challenge. Here are some simple ways to offer praise for dance class accomplishments:

  • Learning how to dance is difficult, but the hard work you put into it is amazing. You got this!
  • Wow, way to go! That dance move looks so difficult, but you have it down!
  • Your teacher mentioned that you are a very talented dancer. That's very special, like you!
  • Whoa, how did you do that? With your talent and hard work, you can do anything.

Simple words of encouragement can go a long way to helping kids feel emboldened to take dance class seriously and give it their all.

Ask Open-Ended Questions to Foster In-Depth Conversations About Their Experience

Few children are naturally inclined to open up to their parents about a wide array of topics. The standard answer for being asked about how school was in a simple, "Fine." You can make it easy and painless for your kids to talk to you about their experiences in dance class by asking open-ended questions. Try one or two of the following questions:

  • What was the most fun thing that happened in dance class today?
  • What do you think was your biggest accomplishment in dance class today?
  • Wow, dance class looked fun today. Can you tell me what happened?
  • What advice would you have to help other kids improve in class?
  • Do you have any ideas for what I can to help you with your dancing?
  • How did you learn the most difficult dance step you know?

These open-ended questions can help kids learn more about themselves and their experiences that they can then comfortably share with you.

Finally, keep in mind that dance classes are meant to be fun for your children. The dance teacher has your kids' best interests at heart, and dancing school is meant to teach children about the art of dance, while fostering a happy, encouraging learning environment. By supporting your kids' efforts in dance class, you can help them realize their potential and have even more fun at school. Contact a dance school like Crescendo Dance Academy for additional advice.