Dance is the exercise of the mind, body, and soul. One such dance style that always holds everyone on its toes, quite correctly, is ballet.
The slow pause in amazing of the steps in Indian classical dances demands endurance not just from the mind, but from the body as well. After some classes or rehearsals, your child will be able to keep patience in himself/herself also while breathing!
While providing up for a race in school, one must be aware if to sprint at the identical time as hearing the whistle blow. The focus plus awareness of a dancer is comparable to this. To know and get the exact timing and tune of the song or music to begin dancing, helps in developing a focus in your child. It does not appear on day one and that is how? patience is often followed by focus.
To repeat the equivalent steps for a week or even more than that can be tiring & tedious but to have a focus on developing one’s rhythm and timing is something good to learn. It forces you to stay focused in the present moment. This focus then becomes channelized into academics as well – a total win-win!
Indian classical dances, unlike other dance forms, cannot be shown a lot in one day. Every move, expression plus pause between two steps need what we all are trying to achieve in life – perfection. To practice what’s learned in front of the teacher at home plus keep polishing the movements develop discipline in your kid’s life.
Moreover, somewhere on a way of perfecting the timing of actions to match it with the rhythm of music teaches the value of time management and its utilization in different areas of your kid’s life too!
This needs no explanation. Different body movements and gestures are a large way to develop flexibility in your child’s body from a tender age! Indian classical dances require a lot of half-sitting or squatting positions which develop the flexibility of your muscles throughout the pelvis and thighs, straightening this spinal cord as well!
Cultural insight –
As a mentioned beginning, each of these dance forms has its personal cultural background attached to them. Hand gestures plus signs used in the dance have a distinct meaning. Originating from such culturally rich areas of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, etc., the dance structures tell a historical tale, usually linked to the Gods, teaching kids regarding the long-lost cultural heritage of India!
Full body coordination –
Eye, hand, legs, mind all of those work together in harmony to create a great Indian classical dance performance! It doesn’t really teach full-body coordination but also helps your child develop & maintain body balance which is an essential asset to have to perform other physical exercises as well!
Dance is not just shifting your hands and legs to match the tune of a song. It’s much more than that! To learn the rhythm of those steps being performed, one just force learn the rhythm of everything else in life! A kid will learn to know the capacities of his or her own body, have a balance between the mind, the body & feelings and channel it out positively and expressively. They not simply learn to express themselves but also manifest themselves as confident & sound human beings.