Learn Why Dance Can Enhance Your Children's Life

Learn Why Dance Can Enhance Your Children's Life

The Ballet School of Stamford at Chelsea Piers offers leveled classes in ballet, modern and jazz to the already robust youth dance program at Chelsea Piers. The dance program offers over 40 classes per week with a focus on ballet, while offering excellent modern, jazz, hip-hop, and ballroom classes for children aged three and older, including private training and programs for adults.

Arts research shows that students who study dance are more:

  • Self-motivated, disciplined and focused in their everyday lives.
  • Expressive in their communication of emotions, thoughts and feelings.
  • Creative and imaginative.
  • Able to critically analyze their own work and the work of others.

Regular dance practice can increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina. The repetitive movements involved in dance can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health.

It is a powerful medium to express one's values, thoughts, and aspirations about the lives we live and the world in which we live. Education in the art of dance develops the knowledge and skills required to create, perform, and understand movement as a means of artistic communication.

Dance is more than the exploring of different ways to make a shape or learning a series of steps to music; it is a way of moving that uses the body as an instrument of expression and communication. Through dance, students learn teamwork, focus, and improvisational skills.