If you’ve ever witnessed toddlers dance to music, you can’t help but smile. They obviously love the feeling of moving to the tunes we play for them.

Toddlers Dance is a great way to introduce your child to dancing, we cover a variety of styles jam packed into an engaging 30 minutes.

But music and dance are much more than just fun activities for children.  In fact, it’s very beneficial for toddlers to participate in these “performing arts”.  Here’s why:

1. Music and dance engages the brain
Children learn new things, like sounds, words and patterns through music. And with dance, they can explore and control their body movements.  These activities are great for development and stimulate connections in the growing brain.

2. It helps cultivate communication skills
Bringing together kids with songs, rhymes and actions lets them discover how to interact and connect with others.  They develop listening and social skills that will give them self-confidence and better prepare them for school.

3. Music and Dance allows kids to express themselves
Engaging in creative activities lets kids release their emotions and express their feelings.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for toddlers who aren’t yet able put their thoughts into words.

4. It helps foster physical skills 
Young musicians and dancers learn skills like balance, control and coordination.  Singing and movement is also good aerobic exercise- linked to stress reduction, physical fitness and overall good health.

5. Music and dance contribute to creativity and imagination
With children spending more time in front of screens rather than physically playing, music and dance encourages them to be curious and imaginative.  This creative outlet can also give them opportunities to learn about other cultures through the arts.

Stages School of Dance provides an excellent grounding for your budding performer. We pride ourselves on nurturing talent from a very early age in a fun and engaging environment.