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There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. ~Vicki Baum

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips. ~Terri Guillemets

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       Kids Ballroom Dancing    

 

Dance lessons teach children respect and discipline. It helps to build social awareness in children, so they not only learn how to dance; they also learn how to respect one another. The maturity necessary to dance together fosters respect, civility, teamwork, cooperation, confidence and a sense of joy, accomplishment and achievement. Through experiential learning, they learn valuable life skills and lessons of self-discovery, self-expression, and
self-confidence. Their posture and confidence improves and awkwardness is replaced with physical grace & poise.

Learn the basics of social dancing in this 7 week course.

Merengue
– This easy to learn fun & exciting Latin Rhythm is a real party dance.
Waltz – Elegant & Beautiful with slow gliding movements.
Foxtrot – Sophisticated  & Jazzy
Tango – Passionate – Sharp and Dramatic
Swing – Energetic & Aerobic, Dance to popular music

Learn the basic step elements, posture, poise, lead & follow, technique, etc.

Learn Fun Line Dances for Self-Expression: Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, Cotton Eyed Joe, etc.

The Many Positive Benefits of Kids Ballroom Dancing:

- Strong Discipline & Teamwork
- Builds Self-Esteem & Confidence
- Better Social Skills
- Teaches Proper Etiquette
- Respect for Themselves and Others
- Improves Coordination and Balance
- Encourages Creativity and Self-Expression
- Exercises the Mind & Body
- Most of all, it's Fun & Exciting

The Rewards of Ballroom Dancing for Kids

Consider the burdens too many students bear as they face their morning walk through the schoolhouse doors. Simply put, they have too many worries: from not fitting in, to having the 'wrong' clothes, to being bullied — or worse. Many kids have poor self-esteem, as well as poor peer relationships. They suffer from a lack of focus and a lack of respect for others.

It's hard not to think, 'Gee, maybe ballroom dancing should be available to all kids, considering the amazing things it does for them.' With improved social skills, higher levels of confidence, enhanced academic performances and better peer relationships, the benefits of ballroom are not only significant — they're timely and appropriate.

Kids Ballroom Dance is not just about teaching ballroom dancing. The dance is a tool for getting the children to break down social barriers, learn about honor and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate and cooperate, and accept others even if they are different.

 

 

 
 Ipswich Winthrop Elementary students weigh in on ballroom dancing

"Now, after the fact, we're all much more mature about girls and boys in general."
- Hudson B

"Awesome!"
- Luke S

"This is so cool.  I will always remember this."
- Celeste T

"It was great to experience this and I hope they will continue it."
- Lilly K

"It was a cool experience and it will help me later in life."
- Andrea M

"It was fun - very fun - and I hope they continue."
- Lindsay C

"At first it was really scary but once we started dancing it wasn't too bad."
- Michaela S

"It was interesting.  I was a lot less nervous than I thought I'd be."
- Henry Q

"It was amazing!  So much fun to learn all the dances!"
- Sophie B

"It was scary at first, then fun!"
- Jillian C and Caitlin B

"Ballroom dancing is fun."
- Nick W

"Ballroom dancing made us mature a lot."
- Matt T

"Ballroom dancing is fun and a great experience for everyone."
- Chase S

"I think ballroom dancing improved everyone's social skills and it was a lot of fun!"
- Raina B

"It's good!"
- Zach A

 

 


Kids Ballroom Dancing Videos

Mad Hot Ballroom - Trailer

Dancing in Jaffa Trailer

 

Youth Dance Company on Angelina Ballerina

 

 

Mad Hot Cambridge 2009 - Kids Ballroom Dancing

MIT Ballroom Dance Team

Mad Hot Cambridge - Merengue Dance Off 2013

The Kids Ballroom Dancing Program at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School. There were 300-400 children from six 5th grade schools that performed in front of their family and friends to show off their dancing talents they learned in the past 7 weeks. They were dancing the Merengue, Waltz, Swing, Tango and Foxtrot as well as the following line dances: Electric Slide, Cotton Eyed Joe and Cha Cha Slide. The energy, enthusiasm and excitement was electrifying!

Erik and Rickie Giving Back to Seniors HD

Quickstep for Kindness WHS Ballroom 1

 

Love & Dance Trailer - SJFF08 Finale & Awards Gala

 

You've Got Ballroom Kids on the Types of Dances


Dancing in Jaffa

Renowned ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulaine takes his belief that dance can overcome political and cultural differences and applies it to 11 year old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis. What occurs is magical and transformative.

http://www.dancinginjaffa.com/


Ballroom Dancing on Family Day - Shaw TV Victoria

 


Kids Dancing Articles

 

Dancing with the students

Tango for 10-year-olds

Students learn the steps to respect

 

Ipswich Winthrop Elementary students weigh in on ballroom dancing

Life lessons in the ballroom

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

The Pierre Dulaine class room method

Ballroom dancing teaches social skills to students

Ballroom Dancing For Kids

Kids Learn Poise Through Dance

Ballroom lessons for students much more than dancing

Ballroom dancing makes a difference in Richmond Public Schools - RVANews

  

Ballroom dance lessons transform Cleveland fifth-graders

Students learn manners, moves in ballroom dancing club

Heart of Art: Learning moves and manners with Teen Ballroom

Teen Ballroom instructor teaches the art of dance and conversation


Ballroom dancing helps kids with confidence, manners

Students learn ballroom dancing, put on community events

Ballroom classes boost students' confidence

Go dancing with the (young) ballroom stars


Ballroom dancing 'helps pupils' behaviour and motivates children to exercise'
Ballroom dancing is helping to improve behaviour and interest more children in exercise, researchers have found.

Ballroom champ Pierre Dulaine leads children with Down syndrome to dance


Ballroom Dancing for Peace

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS FACEOFF IN BALLROOM DANCING COMPETITION

Dance Crazy – Youth Ballroom Dancing In The Albany Area

Albany Area Kids Enjoy ‘Dance Crazy’ Group


Dance Crazy Promotional Video

Students learn art of ballroom dance

Pierre Dulaine TED Talk

Ladies and Gentlemen: It is with great pride that I share with ALL OF YOU on FB my TEDx HOLLYWOOD Talk that took place on June 19th, 2014. It is titled "WHEN YOU TOUCH SOMEONE, SOMETHING CHANGES" It is about dancing with the enemy. "May I have this Dance Please'...breaking down barriers between peoples that have been enemies for so long. "When you change the children, you change the parents and so help change the world'. I hope you'll take the time to view this clip and PLEASE, PLEASE share it with everyone you know and all your Facebook friends. THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE YouTube in the TEDx video area: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqnbE5WRPEU

 

 


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