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Physical activity is great for kids. It develops muscles, decreases the risk of obesity, and provides opportunities for kids to learn and socialize. Multiple studies even show that physical activity boosts academic performance. Kids who are more active demonstrate greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed, and perform better on standardized tests than those who are less active.

But with schools increasingly cutting time for physical education in favor of more classroom time, what is a parent to do?

Dance classes provide a fun after school activity for your child that offers benefits beyond what you might imagine. Dancing is a fun activity for kids that exercises both the body and mind. Dance classes are the perfect activity for kids who aren’t necessarily drawn to team sports. Dance is beneficial to athletes as well. By participating in dance classes, a child will improve their flexibility, strength, agility, coordination, and body awareness, which can help in other areas of their lives including sports. There are many perks of enrolling your child in classes or camps at Dance Classics in Murfreesboro. A dance camp is a great way to see if your child will enjoy adding regular dance classes to their routine.

Studies have also found that dancing can reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. It can bolster self-esteem and increase confidence. It helps kids with decision-making and problem solving skills by increasing their ability to come up with creative solutions to problems. It can help children achieve and maintain a healthy weight. It provides both cardiovascular activity and weight-bearing activity, so it’s good for kids’ hearts and bones, and will certainly set children up for a healthy and active lifestyle.

Here at Dance Classics, we offer a variety of classes and camps to fit your child’s needs and interests. No matter if you have a future prima ballerina, a tap dancer, a cheerleader, or a Broadway star, you’ll find it here. Our classes offer the physical activity and fun to help your performer reach for the stars on stage and in the classroom.