How Can Summer Dance Camps Benefit Your Child?

Posted on: 8 July 2016

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School is out, and it's time to find vacation-time activities for the kids. Summer dance camps offer opportunities galore – even for children who are new to the art! Whether you have a girl, a boy, a preschooler or a teen, dancing camps come with benefits for all. How can dance camps help your child?

Get Up, and Get Active

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children ages six and up get a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity each day. A dancing day camp provides this necessary activity, and then some. If you're looking for a way to get your child off the couch, away from the TV or to turn off the laptop, this type of summer program does just that!

Make New Friends

Even if your child has a stellar social circle at school, there is always room for more friends. Going to dance camp gives kids the chance to meet others that have similar interests. They can bond over a shared love of the performing arts and get close to other dancers who have similar life goals.

Grow Self-Confidence

Whether your child is a serious dance student or is just having fun, a camp gives artists of any level the chance to grow confidence. The work that your child puts into her art fosters a sense of pride. Training, trying and practicing helps your child to reach new goals. From mastering a new move to catching on to challenging choreography, your child's self-confidence can soar during dance camp activities.

Boost Creativity

The performing arts provide plenty of ways to get creative. During dance camp, your child's inner-self or inner-voice has the chance to come out and take center stage. Depending on your child's age, ability level and the camp's specific program, your child may get to choreograph her own dances, direct other students during a routine or delve deeper into who they are as a creative artist.

Explore Stylistically

Summer dance camps give children the chance to try new styles and explore different ways of performing. Your ballerina may have the opportunity to try jazz or contemporary, while your tapper can check out hip hop.

There are roughly three months in between the close and start of the school year. Filling it with days (or weeks) of dance camps like those offered by Crescendo Dance Academy gives both the serious student and the newcomer the chance to get active, expand their social circles, build confidence and grow creatively!