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How Dancing Can Support Mental Health

Mental Health Dancing

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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Can Street Dance Help With Mental Health?

Street Dance 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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5 Reasons to Start Street Dance When You’re Young

Young Street Dance

Not many children or toddlers know what they want to do in life! Street dance is a fantastic opportunity for all toddlers and young children and starting young is the best way to develop your skills. Our street dance classes help all ages improve their street dancing and could help you in the future.

Lil Beatz offer classes from ages 2-6. No matter what talent you currently have, we can help you improve through fun street dance classes.
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Socialising

Not only will your children be socialising in our classes, they are learning with children their own age who also have an interest in dance. Finding friends who have similar interests and enjoy the same hobbies as you are fantastic for all children.

Street dance classes are a great opportunity to meet young children who also love dance. Whilst your first few sessions may be nerve-wracking, we always want to help you grow your confidence. All our current Lil dancers are growing every week and you can follow in their footsteps.

Staying Fit

Not all children want to play football or go swimming. Finding alternative options to keep your children healthy and make sure they get their exercise is important. Street dance and other dance styles are the best ways to do this and it can even help with coordination for young children and toddlers.

Whilst fitness may not be your top priority as a parent, it is something you should keep in mind. Many people can suffer from obesity and this can start from a young age. In order to keep your child healthy and give them the best opportunity in life, dancing can be massively beneficial.

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Dancing In The Future?

Whilst your Lil ones are currently just dancing for fun, there are many ways that dancing could be beneficial. Even if you don’t see this as a potential future route for your children, there is no harm in getting them involved.

For many teenagers and adults, dancing and street dancing has become a fantastic art form. It is also something that has brought great success to many individuals and groups. Getting young children involved in street dance from a young age will give them the best platform for dancing in the future. If this is something they aspire to achieve, getting your children involved should be a priority.

Improved Confidence & Self Esteem

In addition to socialising with new friends, this can also help to build the confidence and self-esteem of young children. Especially if your child is struggling to make friends or find activities they enjoy, street dance offers the perfect solution.

Lil Beatz understand just how difficult this can be for some children, no matter what age you are. We always offer the support you need in every lesson to get you involved and make sure you’re never too shy to learn routines and begin dancing.

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Being Creative

All young children need to be creative and street dance is a great way to utilise that skill. Street dance is one of the best dance styles to help every individual be creative. Using improvisation and different routines for every member of our group, your creativity will be boosted.

We want to help every dancer bring out their creative side whilst fitting into our street dance routines. With dancers from 2-6 years, it is never too late to begin your dancing journey.

Book Street Dance Lessons!

If you would like to book street dance lessons or find out more information about our classes in Southport and Blackpool, contact Lil Beatz today. Visit our Facebook pages for Blackpool or Southport or book your class now!

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Is Street Dance The Most Popular Style?

With a huge selection of dance styles, is street dance the most popular choice for young children? It has many benefits for young children and stands out among other, less exciting dance styles.

Lil Beatz, of course, think that street dance is the best and only option for young children! With this style being a fantastic hobby to get involved in, we look at why it is so popular.
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Street Dance Growth

From George Sampson to Diversity winning Britain’s Got Talent and with films such as “Step Up” and “StreetDance”, street dance has grown in the public eye. Influencing children all over the world, it has grown in popularity over the last decade. Being an energetic and expressive dance style, it is very different to other dance styles that young children take part in.

With choreography being very mixed and improvised, it creates a fantastic effect that isn’t achieved with other dancers. This gives all young children the chance to be creative themselves, whilst taking part in an exciting and enjoyable dance style.

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Popular Dance Styles

There are a number of popular dance styles and whilst they are great hobbies for children, they do not offer the same creativity and intense exercise that street dance does. Some of the most popular dance styles include:

  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz
  • Street
  • Tap

Street dance can help all young children stay fit and strengthen their muscles and bones from a young age. Whilst this may not seem like a big issue, it is important for young children to regularly exercise. This gives you a fantastic opportunity  and allows children to be involved more than other dance styles. With there being a range of dance types, all ages can find their strengths. An example of the dance types that could be involved include:

  • Animation
  • Breakdancing
  • Floating
  • Jerking
  • Krumping
  • Locking & Popping

With many children still choosing to learn dances such as tap and ballet, we simply cannot understand it! Street offers a variety of movements and helps all children develop a selection of dance skills. There is always a dance style that you can learn and enjoy, with street dance providing the perfect platform from a young age.

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Developing Street Dance Skills

Street dance is constantly evolving with new styles being improvised and created every day. Lil Beatz have dance classes ageing from 2-6 years and always encourage children to take part in every aspect of dance routines, whilst finding your street dance strengths.

Street dancing has shown everyone throughout the UK just how creative it can be compared to other forms of dance. It is energetic, entertaining, popular and most importantly, the best option for all children looking to get involved in dance. With so many niche styles involved, this should always be the most popular dance style.

Lil Beatz give everyone the opportunity to express and show off their dance skills using this dance style!

Should You Choose Street Dance?

Street dance is full of energy and if your children want an enjoyable and healthy dance style, it is the obvious choice. Speak to Lil Beatz today if you would like to begin your dance classes in our Blackpool North, Blackpool South or Southport studios. You can contact us with any questions or fill in our form to book a class today!

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