Dance Studios and Their Role in the Local Community – Part 2
In our first blog post in this series we discussed how a dance studio impacts its community by providing a great place for children to engage in fun, health exercise, helping the child develop both physically and mentally.
Part 2 – Role Models
A dance studio can also contribute to the community by providing strong, positive role models for children to emulate and follow.
Just like teachers in the local school system, dance teachers are often people who can show dancers how to conduct themselves and show respect to others. They can also encourage their students to do their best in both dance and life in general.
Dance teachers can help dancers learn how to work effectively as a team and learn how to express themselves in words and movements.
Of course, parents are still the central figure in raising their children, but a dance studio with high-quality role models can make this task easier for the parents.
To sum up the impact the right dance studio can have on a child, think about this quote from Misty Lown, who owns and operates an organization called More Than Just Great Dance.
She says, “We don’t teach kids to make great dancers, we teach dance to make great kids.”