D for DANCE
I know you all must be wondering about the topic. How are dance and parenting related?
Well, I always wanted to share my thoughts about dancing as a dance teacher and choreographer. I love dancing and it just makes me forget everything when I am dancing.
It changed me completely when I was in school. I was not a very confident child and had stage fear too.When I was in 7th grade, I was selected for all major dance performances for the annual day. I was elated as I was the only girl who was selected from my class. Something changed in me that day after performing in front of a large audience for the first time.
A Few years back, just to follow my passion of dancing, I started my dance classes for kids. Now I own my own dance academy and love spending time with my students, teaching them and listening to their cute stories. As a teacher, I have seen them change in front of my eyes. Many of them became much more confident.
My younger one learns kathak and I have seen a huge difference in her overall. I feel kids should definitely learn some kind of dance form in their life.
Dance has many benefits-
As a parent and as a teacher, I recommend dancing to everybody. These are my personal view from my experience with many kids in last 7 years of teaching dance.
Do they start dancing as soon as they listen to music? Do they show latest moves to you all the time?
It’s time to enroll them in some dance class or get a good teacher for them. Not only dance but benefits of any extracurricular activities cannot be denied. So, I am writing about other activities in my next post. Stay tuned. 🙂
A for Affection
B for Believe
C for Confidence
April 5, 2017 at 10:26 am
I love dancing too!.My daughter did everything you mentioned and she has a dance teacher after we saw her jigging !The best part is she enjoys dancing .Its great for body and mind
April 5, 2017 at 11:07 am
Thanks Amrita 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 1:02 pm
I am a great dancer, when no one is watching. And freeze up, in company and on the dance floor. But dance is a great stress buster, the perfect cardio and makes one graceful as well. Very nice that Anvi is learning Kathak. And I can imagine the fun you must be having with your students, Deepa:)
April 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm
Thanks Mayuri 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm
I owe my confidence to my Mom. When in school, she used to push me into every possible programs from dance to music to literary fests. And because of that, I never had a problem facing a crowd.
April 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm
I agree with you. I also push my girls to participate. Thanks for reading 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm
I am more of party dancer and love to swing my hands invariably! When I have my niece and nephew in the house, we dance together and it’s mostly madness but at the same time equally fun!
Having your own dance academy?! That is superb!!
April 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Thank you Geet 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm
You are absolutely right, Deepa. I am shy about dancing, but know I would love to. My son adores dancing. It is a great way to build body image confidence too! Lovely post!
April 5, 2017 at 6:51 pm
Thanks Vidya for stopping by 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 5:32 pm
You are right Deepa. Dancing is really good for kids and adults alike. It is not just a physical exercise but helps boost self-confidence and body image. Cheers and best for posts ahead!
April 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm
Thanks Kala 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm
Dancing can be therapeutic! Though me and my daughter have two left feet when it comes to dancing, but we do groove to the music when no one is looking 😛
April 5, 2017 at 6:53 pm
Haha..thanks Neha 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm
Wow, you have a dancing academy?! That’s quite something. I simply enjoy watching good dancers. But besides that I feel not only kids but all age groups should enjoy the benefits of dancing. I’m not a great dancer, but I can shake a leg once in a while. It sure is something that I enjoy doing!
April 5, 2017 at 6:54 pm
Agree ..We have a group called dancing moms and I love teaching the and dancing with them. Thanks for reading 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 7:01 pm
Wow… such a lovely post Deepa 🙂 Have a lovely day <3
April 5, 2017 at 7:08 pm
Thank you 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm
I’m a dancer just behind closed doors…:)
April 5, 2017 at 8:44 pm
April 5, 2017 at 9:25 pm
The only little bit of dancing I can do is ‘one step to the left, one step to the right, shake your elbows a little and repeat’. ?
Dancing does have a tremendous effect of self-confidence, plus it does keep kids healthy and active. I’d rather dance than exercise!
April 5, 2017 at 9:58 pm
Haha..Same pinch..dance over any other exercise any time. Thanks Mithila 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 10:55 pm
dance is extremely good – for both mind and body. It is also about discipline. I have not danced in a long time and i miss all those times.
April 5, 2017 at 11:08 pm
Thanks Tina 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm
Yes, learning Dance as a kid really helps. I used to learn dancing when I was a little girl and then due to some reasons I had to give up. How I missed my dance classes!
Liked how you brought out the importance of pursuing hobbies like dancing for children.
April 5, 2017 at 11:10 pm
Thanks reema..glad you liked it 🙂
April 5, 2017 at 11:56 pm
Yes Dancing is a great benefits. I always remember lines by my parents “Participation is more important than winning” and same I say to my daughter.
Loved the post
April 6, 2017 at 12:02 am
Thanks a lot ..glad you liked it 🙂
April 6, 2017 at 1:35 am
Wow! You have your own dance academy!! That’s so cool. I love to watch people dance and I know how it transforms them. But I cant dance to even save myself. Can people with two left feet ever learn to dance??
April 6, 2017 at 9:18 am
Haha..Thanks Shilpa 🙂
April 6, 2017 at 4:55 am
Wow ! I’m not a dancer, but at heart you know Nagin dance ? But during school days went for dance classes for fun. Nice post.
April 6, 2017 at 9:19 am
Thanks Atul 🙂
April 6, 2017 at 6:04 am
So wonderful that you could channel your passion for dance into a career! I danced as a kid and my kids do dance now – both lessons and just for fun. We have impromptu dance parties in the house and my youngest will sometimes just randomly get up and start dancing. We are made to move!
April 6, 2017 at 9:20 am
Thanks Louise for reading 🙂
April 6, 2017 at 3:46 pm
I am a person having two left feet. But I agree dancing has more benefits and it’s a good choice for kids.
April 6, 2017 at 5:13 pm
Thanks Vasantha 🙂
April 6, 2017 at 4:25 pm
I totally agree with you buddy. I myself am a trained bharatnatyam dancer. I always encourage my little one to dance too even if its Bollywood he likes 🙂
Truly Yours Roma
April 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm
Wow..didnt know this Roma. Thanks for reading 🙂