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21 Feb, 2013

Top 3 Tips on How Dancing Can Help Improve Any Child’s Life


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 – Dance Pizazz is aware of the alarming childhood obesity rates in the U.S. According to WebMD.com (http://children.webmd.com/guide/obesity-children), one in five children is currently either overweight or obese. The reasons for these rates are a combination of reasons, including inactivity.

Not all children have the desire to be involved in school sports or similar activities, but that doesn’t mean they cannot be engaged in a meaningful physical activity. Setting a child on the path towards any form of exercise can help him or her get healthy -and stay healthy. Most of all, engaging the child in an enjoyable workout, such as ballroom dance, can also help develop positive habits and skills that can last a lifetime.

Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area funnest, friendliest dance studio, wants to help any child:

1. Develop a healthy, age-appropriate workout: the earlier a child establishes certain habits, the more likely they will stick to them. Why not make dance, a fun, cardiovascular workout, one of these habits? Dancing is not only a great way to get any child to move, but its many physical benefits include overall improved posture and flexibility, weight-loss and weight control, and decreasing the likelihood of developing certain diseases.

2. Learn a new skill: it’s been proven that learning something new and building on it leads to improved cognition. Through dance lessons, any child can augment their learning ability by engaging both the mind and body. Learning a new skill can also considerably boost the child’s confidence: an important component for healthy social development (Check out Destiny’s video at http://www.dance-pizazz.com to see how a child can engage both memory and movement to learn how to dance Tango!)

3. Improve overall communication skills: through ballroom dance, a child can learn to listen to a dance partner’s cues and also convey personal ideas. This give-and-take has demonstrated benefits, as better communicators are often chosen over their peers for leadership roles. Furthermore, children and young adults who have strong interactive skills are less likely to suffer from mental illness.

The benefits of consistent exercise for a child’s life are many and clear. The more a child is engaged in a physical activity — such as ballroom dance — the more their physical, cognitive, and social abilities will improve. Why not give a child the tools for a better life today and onward? Go to http://www.dance-pizazz.com to see some compelling success stories from the youngest of dancers.