There’s nothing better than seeing the joy of your little one twirling in circles or busting a move with the free abandon only children seem to possess… I mean, why walk when you can dance, right?!
Getting kiddos into dance classes is about so much more than just dancing the right steps at the right time. We asked the team at Star Academy to talk us through what benefits can come from dance classes and why we should be signing up our kids to get their groove on.
Tell us about the different dance styles offered at Star Academy?
You name it, we dance it! We offer Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Singing and Acting, with all classes available either in a group format and or one on one.
What are the benefits of dance classes for kids?
There are so many benefits to getting your kids involved in dancing. They get to enjoy the fun, confidence, fitness, coordination, discipline, self esteem and friendships as well as having a safe space to express themselves (something we hold super dear). Dance fosters individuality and creativity as well as the obvious physical development of improved balance, flexibility, strength, stamina, endurance, agility. The benefits of dance are just endless!
What kind of skills will parents see in their children?
It’s about so much more than just the actual physical improvement in dance skills. Dance also teaches children resilience, confidence, perseverance and discipline. It encourages them to explore their creativity, build self esteem, improve time management and really understand the importance of teamwork, setting and reaching new goals.
What advice would you give to parents who have a child who loves to dance but is too shy to try?
Have a go – bring your child to a complimentary trial lesson! Students may take a few weeks to settle into class but it does get easier and the more parents persevere the better the results. We find that by week three they are starting to get truly comfortable in their new environment and start to build friendships and develop relationships with our teachers. Classes are performed in a relaxed non intimidating environment so that students feel safe and supported. We find a buddy system works well aswell especially with the little ones!
What’s the main philosophy at Star Academy when it comes to dance?
Star aims to release the inner potential of its students by providing quality education in all facets of performing arts in a safe and professional environment. We aspire to instill confidence, develop self esteem and build lifelong friendships for our participants, whether they wish to pursue a career in entertainment or just have fun and get fit!
Star Academy, 100 Grote St, Adelaide