Three Ways Dance Pizazz Can Contribute to a Child’s Increased Confidence

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Dance Pizazz recognizes the benefits of how dancing can help children and young people navigate through difficult times and expand their social skills.

For the past year, there have been too many heartbreaking headlines about children being bullied, teens’ overall confidence in decline, and young people who have been abruptly exposed to some of life’s unfortunate realities. As per the respected journal Psychology Today (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/promoting-empathy-your-teen/201111/helping-your-child-make-better-friends), most of the children and teens that have been victimized by their peers didn’t have a proper outlet to help them express themselves. Dance Pizazz recognizes the need for children, teens, and young people to unleash a new a skill-set they could can be proud of. (Check out Bergie’s Progress Check to see how dancing has become a part of her happy, healthy life at http://www.dance-pizazz.com.)

In that vein, here are three tips from St. Louis’ funnest, friendliest ballroom dance studio on how dancing can help a child:
1. Develop a talent which can considerably boost their confidence: Because dancing engages a child’s mind and body, their concentration and learning ability improves exponentially. Several studies –some presented in Psychology Today (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-moment-youth/201107/beyond-the-classroom) - have shown that children and teens that have reported feeling an increased learning ability also reported an increased sense of self-assuredness.

2. Unleash their inner leader: Children who are dedicated to an artistic or athletic pursuit are three-times more likely to become leaders than children who don’t have a specific interest. Ballroom dance combines the best of both worlds -the artistic and athletic- and can help a child proudly cultivate a sense of civic and personal responsibility through fun, yet disciplined learning.

3. Have a better sense of social etiquette: Because dancing requires both verbal and non-verbal communication, a child learns to better express his or herself… and also listen. The enhancement of these skills has been directly linked to the social success of young people, due to their ability to navigate with ease through a variety of social situations.

Any parent wants to do what is best for their child. How about getting them on the path to becoming a more confident and secure individual? Dance Pizazz appreciates the importance of a strong, self-assured youth who can be comfortable in their own skin. Go to http://www.dance-pizazz.com to see how Bergie and other young people have found a passion that is helping them be happier and healthier.

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