Dance

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According to Fred Astaire, dancing isn’t just about the steps & music; it’s a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction & mental stimulation. Dancing is beneficial to both children & adults in so many ways.

Dance

Classes & Lessons

Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater SEASIDE

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Creative movement, pre-dance, ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, acro, contemporary, tap, progressions, barre fit & more (ages 2 to adult) (850) 714-2095 DESTIN

Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical & Pre-Dance DESTIN • NICEVILLE

Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Tumbling, Cheer (Adult Jazz, Ballet & Contemporary) NICEVILLE

Tap, Ballet, Pre-Jazz, Jazz & Tumbling (Adult tap, ballroom & jazz) SANTA ROSA BEACH • FREEPORT

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Kids classes, Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing & more! Hip Hop (4yo&up) Creative Learning (2-4yo) (850) 420-4116 BLUE MOUNTAIN BEACH

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Yoga, Barre Fitness, Zumba / Dance Fit, Boot Camp, Walk Fit, Nutrition training. (850) 306-3913 CRESTVIEW

Creative, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Choreography Composition, Lyrical FORT WALTON BEACH

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Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Baton, Competitive Dance & Cheer (850) 683-9995 CRESTVIEW

Kid & Adult Ballroom, private lessons, group classes and dance parties! Owned & operated by 5 time World Champion Eric Luna (seen on "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance") (850) 714-1669 DESTIN

Alfonso Academy Private Academic & Dance Education Center. It is a program designed for home school students, blended school programs & online curriculum students to meet in a fostering environment to develop the whole person, mind, body & soul. A team of educators were created to ensure that each child's education is not overseen & their dance training is taken to a new level of expectations. (850) 460.3264 DESTIN

Tango, Waltz, Fox Trot, Rumba, Push Pull, Salsa, Merengue, Ballroom & Zumba FWB • DESTIN • SANDESTIN • NICEVILLE • SHALIMAR • VALPARAISO • NAVARRE

Ballroom, Latin Ballroom, Hip-Hop, Argentine Tango, Salsa & More! Group & Private, Workshops FWB | DESTIN | SANTA ROSA BEACH

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Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Private Lessons, (adult Yoga and Ballet based exercises) INLET BEACH

Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop & Pointe Grades 2-7: Tap Ages 8 & up: Hip Hop Ages 6-7: Intro to Hip Hop Ages 8 & up: Intermediate (850) 243-0203 FORT WALTON BEACH • CRESTVIEW

Ballet & Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop & more (Adult Ballet,Tap, Ballroom, Latin, & Belly Dancing) NICEVILLE

Ballet ~ Tap ~ Jazz ~ Lyrical ~ Contemporary ~ Hip Hop (ages 3 to adult) (850) 863-0030 FORT WALTON BEACH

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Adult Ballroom Dancing, Zumba, Pilates (personal enrichment for leisure learning) NICEVILLE • SANTA ROSA BEACH

Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, Swing & Hustle DESTIN • NICEVILLE

Creative Dance, Ballet & Tap (also adult Belly Dancing) FORT WALTON BEACH

IRISH DANCE

Beginners Thur 5-6pm Advanced Beginner-Novice Tue & Thur 4:30-6pm Oireachtas Mon 5-7pm Tue & Thur 6-8:30pm (850) 225.8088 FORT WALTON BEACH

DANCE

Dance, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Hip-Hop, Pas de Deux, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Choreography, Pedagogy, Improvisation (850) 994-5678 PACE

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Mommy & Me Ballet, Adult Tap, Ballet, Jazz, HipHop, Zumba, Ballroom, Salsa & more! (402) 637-5130 DESTIN

Special Needs Dance Call for more info (512) 942-9515

Ballet 699-6030 SANTA ROSA BEACH

Why Parents Should Encourage Dance 

 

Improved Physical Health

Dancing is a highly physical activity, and kids who take dance lessons regularly should expect to see a significant improvement in their overall physical health. According to Pro Dance Center, regular dance practice can increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina. The repetitive movements involved in dance can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health. Dancing is an aerobic form of exercise. For children who are overweight, it can potentially help them to lose weight and improve their eating habits.

 

Socialization Benefits

In addition to being a physical activity, dancing is also a highly social activity. According to "FamilyTalk Magazine," dance lessons can help children improve their social and communication skills, learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and make new friends. If your child is shy, enrolling her in dance can encourage her to reach out to other children her age and help to reduce her anxiety about new people or places. Dance can also help to alleviate fears related to performing in front of an audience.

 

Educational Benefits

Becoming a skilled dancer requires practice, discipline and focus, skills that can be useful in other areas of your child's life. According to "FamilyTalk Magazine," dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children and help them to develop an appreciation for the arts. Students who regularly participate in dance lessons typically tend to perform better academically than their nonparticipating peers. Students who have a background in dance tend to achieve significantly higher SAT scores and do better in math and science competitions.

 

Improved Self-Esteem

As children adjust to the movements and postures required in dance, they begin to get a better sense of their bodies. As they become more comfortable in their own skin, their confidence and self-esteem also improve. According to EduDance, dance lessons can encourage children to foster a more positive attitude and explore their own self-expression. This can be particularly beneficial for children who are physically or mentally impaired or those who are attempting to deal with significant emotional problems.                                                                                                                                     (www.LiveStrong.com)

 

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