Dance educates your child mentally as well as physically while building self-esteem and confidence. Many young dancers pursue college degrees or other professional careers. Remember dance is a form of education and should not be taken lightly. For each individual, whether taking dance class for fun, recreation, exercise, or a professional career, proper training must be the first concern. This includes correct stretching, conditioning, technique, and showmanship. Training to last a lifetime is the most important thing you can give your child when choosing a studio.
Despite the ambitions of the student or her parents, dance medicine has given sufficient evidence that improper training by studying from teachers who are not certified as a professional instructor and therefor do not know the proper levels & foundation of good training, can cause physical damage. Children are constantly growing and deveoloping. Unsterstanding the proper mechanics of dance movement and knowing how to teach a strong technique foundation are vital to their health. As children get older, weak knees, ankles, back problems, and hip pain can all be associated with improper dance training.
Physical damage can be avoided by training with an accredited professional teacher. A trained teacher understands the kinesiology of dance and will educate their students to develop the proper muscular strength and technical foundation needed for proper dance development and healthy lifestyle.