Dance classes can be your children's superpower!

Why enroll your kid in dance classes? Is your kid restless? Do they need enrichment or to gain confidence? Dance classes in Halifax at New Stars Dance School can help with all of these problems. Dance classes are a healthy, fun and mentally stimulating hobby that your kid can start at any age. Dance classes will not only help your kid to develop mentally and physically, but they will practice discipline, focus and make great friends. What’s not to love?
What does your kid gain from dance classes? Kids need a lot of mental and physical stimulation in order to grow into the best versions of themselves. Dancing is a great hobby for children as it targets these two issues at once, whilst also being lots of fun. Continue reading

10 must do's for dancing

We have listed 10 must-do’s which will make you a better dancer and help you to enjoy your classes at New Stars Dance School!
  • Listen to your teacher – Your teacher is an experienced dancer and if you listen to their advice, you will see the results! Your teacher wants to impart all of their knowledge, not only the steps for a routine.
  • Ask questions – If you aren’t sure about a step or sequence, ask away! There are always other students who will want to know the same thing. It’s much better to ask the teacher than continue to feel unsure.
  • Safety first – With all types of exercise, safety is key. Remember to wear the right clothing, eat and drink before the class, and do your warm-up properly. These precautions will all prevent injury and keep you dancing to your heart’s content. Continue reading

How to Build the Best Healthy Eating Habits

At New Stars Dance School, we believe in the importance of a nutritious, balanced diet. Healthy eating habits are crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle for both adults and kids. In fact, it is even more important that kids eat healthily to make sure they grow and develop as they should. Healthy food gives kids lasting energy for their dance classes that will help them to reach their full potential.
The thought of building healthy eating habits can be daunting, especially if you are trying to convince fussy children. To help you get started on your healthy eating journey, we have come up with a few simple tips and tricks. These apply to both you and your kids!  Continue reading

When in Doubt, Dance it Out

Dance, Dance, Dance!
Dancing has long been proven to be a healthy and natural way to relieve stress and anxiety. This is because dancing affects us in three ways that have a huge positive impact on our mental health. Dancing works the physical body, clears the mind and creates an opportunity for social interaction.

Physical Movement

The act of moving our bodies in time to music when dancing works our muscles. This can make us feel better because physical exertion releases endorphins. Endorphins rush around in our brains and reduce stress hormones, the overall effect being we feel happier and more relaxed. The more regularly we work our bodies in this way, the more often we will experience this feel-good effect.

Endorphins not only make us feel good in the moment, but they also aid sleep. Sleep is just as important for our physical health as physical exercise as sleep is when our body repairs itself. Continue reading

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