Dance Is JOYFUL!
Dance is Fun!
Dance is Emotional!
Dance is Passion!
Music moves your body and as you move, you are filled with a sense of joy and living in the moment. Most adults dance ‘just for the fun of it’ in those moments when no one is around to watch them – like when they are vacuuming the carpet or dusting the furniture! Children, on the other hand, just naturally start dancing – they are spontaneous and uninhibited and just live in the moment! Somewhere along the road of life, children start to feel self-conscious and bashful about dancing in front of other people. As we get older, we start to worry and wonder about what other people’s opinions are of us. We start to shy away from that natural joy and free-spirited expression that we used to feel when we were younger. And isn’t that a little sad? Why should we have to lose that feeling of complete and utter self-consciousness and just live in the moment, like a young child?
So why does dance create joy? Well, there is a scientific reason for that! In an article titled Exercise Makes Us Happy – It’s Science by author Amanda L. Chan in The Huffington Post, the author notes:
We know that regular fitness is good for the heart and that it can help the body to build muscles and maintain a healthy weight. But it also spurs the release of endorphins, those feel-good chemicals that promote happiness.
Researchers from the Penn State University found in their study that the more physically active people reported greater general feelings of excitement and enthusiasm, compared with the less physically active people.
Dance can be a lifelong activity. The great thing about dance is you can do it any age. It is an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone – from youngsters to oldsters, from those with limited physical abilities to those who are physically gifted. You can dance by yourself, with your special someone, with your friends or with your family. As long as you have a breath of life in your body, you can DANCE!
DANCE like no one is watching,
LOVE like you’ll never be hurt
SING like no one is listening
LIVE like it’s heaven on earth.
SYTYCWTD? — So You So You Think Your Child Wants to Dance?
If you are interested in putting your child into dance classes so they can experience the joy of dance, Epic Dance Complex has classes for children from the ages of 18 months (with parent participation) and up. Currently, we offer dance classes for children up to the age of 8 – 9 years old. We are adding new age levels every year as the children in our classes get older. We have classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro and Musical Theatre. We also offer combo classes for beginning dance students to give them an opportunity to dance in more than one dance style. The combo classes are offered in sessions or for the full year.
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If you need assistance or have a question about what dance class would work best for your child, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to the opportunity to meet you!