While girls today continue to gravitate to dance from a young age, many boys avoid dance because of the modern perception that it is a human activity. Boys are instead encouraged to focus on sports as an outlet for their energies. The irony is that dancing can be even more physically and mentally demanding than football or basketball!
The Benefits of Dance for Boys
It is important to change this perception as boys are missing out on valuable skills.
1) Dance allows boys an important outlet for expressing their emotions in a safe way. Just watch Billy Elliott to see how dancing allows boys to express their emotions in a constructive way!
2) It teaches them control of their body. Dancing teachers boys to be aware of their bodies and how it moves. "Dancers learn to use their brains as well as their feet," says Owen Oxley, dance instructor and … Read More