• Tamara Howe

5 reasons why summer dance is special and important

Unplug this summer and unleash your creativity with summer dance! Summer is on it’s way and we are gearing up to beat the heat! We’ve got the perfect cure for the summertime blues with our line-up of summer classes. With all of choices that are available to families over the summer, we’ve put together our top 5 reasons why summer dance is special and important!

  1. Engage your brain! During the school year children are learning all day, every day. Summer dance camps are a great resource to trigger young minds through physical and observational learning. Students are memorizing sequences of steps, spacing, music, formations and keeping their brains active! Studies show that when we make split-second, quick decisions (like when we dance), we create new neural pathways that increase our intelligence. Give your kids a break from school but keep their minds engaged through dancing!

  2. Beat the Heat! While summer weather encourages us all to enjoy the nice weather and cool pools, a break from the heat is always appreciated. Our dance camps take place inside with snacks and crafts included. Switch up your summer camps and give your dancer a variation with their summer camps.

  3. Discovery! Dance is a great way for children to discover what they are passionate about. Many of our camps offer a specific style or fuse several styles together within the week and focus on fun! If one of the styles isn’t a good fit for whatever reason, a dancer will quickly move onto another style within a day or two. Maybe it’s the discovery of music, or, maybe it’s the opportunity to discover how good they are at something. Discovery is a wonderful thing for every child regardless of age. It fires the imagination and allows children to dream.

  4. Engage in maximum creativity! If your child is drawn towards creativity, summer dance camps are a perfect fit! Dancers have many opportunities to get their creative juices flowing through movement, arts and crafts, games and songs. Some camps even involve costume design, hair and make-up techniques for the stage, set design and more!

  5. Make new friends One of the greatest benefits of summer dance is getting the opportunity to work with new teachers and meet new friends. Dance involves a team like atmosphere and in many of our camps dancers spend several days together forming new friendships. Receiving instruction from a new teacher is incredibly helpful and super fun!

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