How do children dance?
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The sense of rhythm is peculiar to all people without exception, but for some reason, some people love music and dancing, while others prefer to stay away from discos and noisy dance floors. Undoubtedly, parents want their child to be fully developed and able to not only read, swim, ride a bike, but also dance. Many prejudices are associated with dance classes, which often have no objective basis. Let's talk about them in more detail.
Misconception the first: dancing is a lesson for adults
It is said that learning is never too late. Learning to dance is not only never too late, but never too early. The physical development of the child is directly dependent on motor activity.
The first "dance impulses" occur at the age of one, and sometimes earlier. Breast children react actively to music, and those who have already learned to stand and walk, love rhythmic music of any genre. When children listen to music, they try to make movements that can be counted among the first dance "pa": they wave their hands, squat, try to catch the rhythm, shaking their heads to the beat.
When children dance, it looks funny, and sometimes even very funny, but this is the desire of the kid to dance and parents should be encouraged. They can show him all new and new simple movements: subsequently, the child will learn to fall into a rhythm and coordinate his movements.
Fallacy second: there is no use in dancing
The physical load that a child receives during classes in dancing and, for example, martial arts, of course, is not the same. However, the positive effect of dance lessons for a child should not be underestimated.
During the dance classes, all muscle groups are activated - the muscles of the back, legs, and arms become stronger. It is dance that provides a balanced and uniform load on the cardiovascular, muscular and nervous systems.
In addition, dance classes contribute to the development of such skills and abilities as coordination of movements, sense of balance, plasticity and flexibility. In addition, dances can help in the fight against obesity, if such a problem is evident at an early age.
Classes at school or developmental circles, where most of the time the child spends in a sitting position, worsen the condition of the spine and can lead to curvature or scoliosis.Dancing is one of the great ways to avoid back problems in the future, because such classes perfectly correct your posture.
Misconception the third: dancing is not a man’s affair
Many parents, especially fathers, categorically refuse to give the child to the dance club, arguing that this is absolutely not a man’s occupation. It is believed that boys should definitely get involved in sports or go to martial arts training. In extreme cases, the popes agree to take the children to the pool, and very rarely to the art school.
You should not assume that dancing is an occupation exclusively for girls. A guy who moves well, knows how to feel the rhythm and can make a girl company in a disco - a rarity today. Usually boys are shy to dance and spend all their time dancing, standing against a wall.
It may happen that the child himself wants to learn to dance, and these activities will bring him joy. Do not deny the child in this, based on public errors. If a child is not interested in practicing taekwondo, boxing, or he doesn’t like to stand at the gate and catch balls, you should think about whether to send the child to a dance group?
Many parents, who still choose not to pay attention to prejudices, are wondering how to learn how to dance to children. The first classes can be held at home - to include music for the child, show movements. Everything should take place in the form of a game, not bore or annoy the child. If the kid is interested - you can think about the dance school and choose classes for the soul. There are special children's groups, where you can give children from 4-5 years of age. Older children can choose groups of modern, folk or ballroom dance, and they can begin to engage in hip-hop or acrobatic rock and roll, the main thing is that the classes bring satisfaction and joy.