Dance classes for 2 year olds are booming, and with good cause. In Reigate alone, the benefits that dance offers at this crucial developing time, is huge.
CHILDREN WHO DANCE, GROW
In the past, the earliest age for taking dance classes was around 3 - 4 years of age, and this continues to be a popular age for children to start here in Reigate, Redhill and the surrounding borough. However, as scientific research has developed, parents now know that even earlier interaction and coordination skills are so beneficial.
At the Reigate School of Ballet and Commercial Dance, we have taught 2 year olds for many years, and as the school has been established for so long, we have seen the benefits of children growing up and even become confident parents, and bring their children to dance.
BALLET or GENERAL DANCE for CHILDREN TO START?
Either or both ideally. Ballet is the most popular and for good reason. It has long been the cornerstone of professional dance training, and we always try to encourage children to continue their ballet for as long as possible to maintain strength and a strong core, and to enhance artistry in their movements. For 2 year olds, these benefits start with the same core principals.
A general movement class is also beneficial as it introduces them to a whole new world of different music, and how the body can move in reaction to the beats or free-styling. The term Street Dance is often used but it is simply a name for moving to a different style. The Reigate School of Dance does not begin Street until Reception age 4, and even then, children are taught basic movements but to street / popular music.
At this young age, children find it difficult to move and remember steps, so having fun is the most important aspect. If they can learn in this magical environment, then the creative side of the brain will be given a head start in life, which has been proven to offer more diverse thinking later in life.
For more information about our 2 year old classes, please visit out toddler dance page for all Reigate, Redhill and Merstham classes.