Tap dancing is one of the most popular forms of dance out there. Not only is it fun and entertaining for the audience to watch, but it is also a blast for the dancer! Aside from being a great activity, tap has many other benefits for the performer. In this blog post, we will let you in on a few of the many benefits that tap dance provides. If you would like further information or are looking to enroll your child or yourself in one of our dance classes, then feel free to contact DanceWorks by T today!
Tap Dance is For Everybody
One of the best things about tap is that everybody can do it! It doesn’t matter how young or old you may be or how much experience you have with dance, anyone is able to learn how to tap dance! We have taught a wide range of dancers how to tap their feet to the rhythm and you can rest assured that you’ll pick it up right from the start.
Once you’ve learned the basics to tap, it is a great aerobic exercise to stay in shape. Through the combination of moving your arms and legs, your heart rate will be elevated and you’ll be getting a great cardiovascular workout. In fact, it’s been found that, depending on the pace that you are dancing, one hour of tap dancing burns around 300 calories per hour! Tap is also great for your balance.
Helps Your Child Develop Social Skills
When your child is young, it is very important to help them develop social skills. This will not only help them to be more confident during the school year, but also give them the ability to make new friends wherever they may be. While all of our dance classes will help them to work on this important life skill, it is especially true for tap dance. They will be learning with their fellow dance students how to tap their feet and move their arms to the music. Another perk of tap dance is that it is the most gender-neutral dance style so your young one will have the chance to learn how to socialize with classmates of the opposite gender.
Memory and Cognitive Function
For young dancers and adults alike, learning how to tap dance is very beneficial for memory and cognitive function. You have to remember your steps thoroughly in order to be the best dancer that you can be and move your feet to the music the way that you were taught.
Can Be Done Anywhere
Tap dancing doesn’t have to be confined to our dance studio! Once you’ve learned the basics, you’ll find yourself tapping your feet in a variety of places! All you need is a hard floor and the urge to get grooving! While having your tap shoes on certainly helps to create the sound, you don’t even need them in order to work on your moves!
Maybe the most important benefit of tap dancing is that it is just so superbly fun! Tapping your feet to the music is not only a blast for the dancer, but for anyone that might be watching as well!
As you have learned in this blog post, there are just so many benefits that come with learning how to tap dance, including your physical and mental health. If you would like to learn more about the tap-dancing classes that we offer at our dance studio, or are looking to enroll yourself or your child, then don’t hesitate to give us a call today or submit the contact form below!