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F80A2512Located in Gowrie, Iowa and celebrating 30 years of teaching Vicky’s Dance Academy was started in 1987 and is proud to be recognized as the studio that offers a superlative and exceptional dance and tumbling education in which children are inspired to learn.

Vicky’s students have won countless awards on the regional and national levels and have gone on to pursue professional careers. Vicky is well qualified in all phases of dance and gymnastics and is always continuing her education by attending and participating in workshops all over the country. Because of her dance experiences her choreography and classes mirror that from her vast training. She advocates that the best dancers are masters at various dance forms, open minded and disciplined. Her motto is to always explore new avenues of movement and to inspire dancers to truly dance from their heart.

Dance Changes Everything

Improved Physical Health

Dancing is an aerobic form of exercise and is a highly physical activity. 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.

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. “FamilyTalk Magazine” estimates that 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.

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.

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