Dance gives children an opportunity to express themselves in different ways and to encourage all pupils to enjoy participating in exercise. Dancing is beneficial to young children, helping them develop a wide range of gross and fine motor skills while promoting overall physical fitness. Dancing develops coordination, flexibility, balance, agility, spatial awareness, strength, and stamina. Dancing also benefits young children’s mental health by increasing self-esteem and confidence and provides an outlet for expressing emotions. Dancing can be an independent activity, and it also can enhance social skills.
Dancing teaches children rhythm, timing, and coordination. It helps them learn about different parts of the body (e.g., legs, arms, hands); develop a sense of direction and to follow instructions. Dancing also helps children learn about how their bodies work, and increases their dance and movement vocabulary.