How Dancing Can Support Mental Health

Whether you are just beginning dancing classes or you have spent many years teaching and learning dance, it can always support your mental health. Whilst many people will look towards dance as a way to get fit and improve your body and strength, dance should always be considered if you need support with mental health.

Lil Beatz offer dance classes for young children aged from 2-6. We aim to improve all children’s dancing skills, whilst supporting them with any physical or mental challenges they face. With mental health awareness week taking place between 13th-19th May, it is important for everyone to talk about mental health.
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Body Positivity

No matter what age you are, it is too easy to be unhappy with your body and receive negative comments. Dancing is one of the best exercises which can inspire body positivity whilst improving your fitness and appearance. Even from a young age, this can be pivotal in improving mental health. Furthermore, this should give yourself a good impression of your own body and how you feel.

Body image is not seen as too important for young children. However, problems such as obesity can continue in later life if it develops from a young age. To give your children the best possible upbringing, exercise is essential. This should help with their body image when they get into teen years and you must try to keep them fit and in shape from a young age.

There are a range of dance styles, from hip hop and street dance all the way to Zumba. Lil Beatz want to give young children a fantastic opportunity to enjoy street dance, however, any age group can massively benefit from dance classes. If you are not happy with your current appearance, dancing is one of the best ways to get yourself fit.

Improving Mood & Lowering Stress

Away from your body image, street dance can also help with many other aspects of mental health. Stress is one of the biggest issues and again, whilst this isn’t a massive problem for young children, dance classes can help lower stress and give many kids a hobby they love to take part in. If you think your child seems down or is not enjoying their time at school, our dance classes offer the perfect solution.

Just one of our classes can always help lift the mood among toddlers and young children, with upbeat and energetic classes to keep everyone active. There has always been a positive correlation between mental health and dance, with a 2007 study finding that hip hop dance can lower stress the same way aerobic exercise would. This makes it a fantastic option for anyone struggling to cope with the stress of day to day life.

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Creating Friendships

Creating friendships can go a long way to help young children with any mental health issues they could encounter in early life. Friendships are a massive part of your childhood and loneliness can really give children a problem, as well as creating social anxiety which could cause problems later on in life.

By creating friendships from a young age, this should tackle any anxiety issues and help build the confidence of all individuals. Dance classes are a fantastic way to do this, with all children having a shared interest in dance and enjoying the hobby together. This makes it much easier for children to make friends as everyone is interacting with each other through our dancing activities and routines.

Preventing Depression

Most importantly, our dance classes are really fun and should be enjoyable for all children. This can help combat any fears of depression as we try to keep all children entertained, allowing them to have a fantastic time at all our street dance classes.

Preventing depression is important and by keeping fit and making friendships at dance classes, this is always made much easier. Additionally, with fun activities and routines, every class is exciting for our Lil dancers, who should have a great time.

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If you are interested in signing up for our street dance classes, get in touch with Lil Beatz today. We can talk you through all the classes we have available and book you in for your first class! Call us today on 0333 335 5034 or fill in our contact form to make an enquiry. Alternatively, you can visit our Facebook pages for a fast response. We offer our dance classes across Wythenshawe, Southport and Blackpool.

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