Can Street Dance Help With Mental Health?

Whilst dance can obviously help with a range of fitness issues, could it also affect your mental health? In a report by the BBC, Chad Taylor discusses how mental health cannot just be helped through street dance but also portrayed throughout a dance.

Lil Beatz offer street dance classes for all young children ages 2-6 years old. Our classes should always help children make friendships and get creative!
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How Can Street Dance Help?

Lil Beatz believes street dance can help young children break many barriers and build relationships. Chad Taylor, who has suffered from mental health, used dance to portray his emotions during difficult times.

This just demonstrates that through the creativity of street dance, people of all ages can express themselves and the dance that they love. Whether you choose this to express mental health or use it to voice your enjoyment and love for dance, it can help with all issues.

Improving Confidence

Many children are confident with all tasks that take them on in early life. However, some children can lack confidence and may not find a hobby they love to take part in. Street dance can be a great option for all children to build their self-belief and join the Lil Beatz community. We welcome all new dancers regardless of talent and experience and help you develop your skills!

We already have many children at our Lil Beatz dance classes. This gives your child the opportunity to build friendships with children of the same age and similar interests. As our classes age from 2-6, this could help children before they begin toddlers and playgroups or before starting primary school. Having friends when going into primary school is fantastic for all young children and our classes should remove any barriers.

As dance can also help with issues such as obesity, it is great to keep young children in shape. Putting on weight from a young age could lead to problems down the line and street dance counteracts this.

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Reduce Stress & Anxiety

Unlike other dance styles, street dance really allows you to express yourself and get creative with dance routines. This can massively help you reduce stress and anxiety through the enjoyment of dance. By working with others within our routines, this can reduce the anxiety of young children who struggle to make friends.

In dance classes, you are continuously working with children our age. We also have many fun activities to make sure children are enjoying every aspect of dance. Physical movement is also a massive stress reliever and is associated with being more social and connected with others. This makes it the perfect opportunity for all young children to get involved and meet new friends.

Begin Street Dance Classes

If you think street dance is a good option for your child, Lil Beatz have fantastic classes available. Based in Blackpool North, South and Southport, as well as beginning a new venture in Wythenshawe, we are looking to help young children throughout the UK become more involved in street dance.

To begin our dance classes, get in touch with Lil Beatz today to start an initial 3-week trial. We can always organise your first dance class and parents are always welcome to stay if kids are slightly nervous. Lil Beatz will always strive to give children a great experience and enjoyable dance class. Visit our Facebook page to get in touch or fill in our contact form today.

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