How You Can Create an At-Home Dance Space for Your Kids

Is your family’s rhythm still off-kilter thanks to COVID-19? While everyone has struggled with the pandemic, it’s especially hard for kids to understand. While things are returning somewhat to normal, it still isn’t quite the same for most families. 

If your youngsters love dancing, a spot to work on moves and blow off steam can make a big difference—not to mention the benefits of a space you could use for yoga, lifting weights, meditation, or whatever. 

While COVID-19 has altered our lives, we can keep dancing! If it’s time to turn the tables on the pandemic and get your child back into the groove, these resources can help.

Choose a Dance Style

The first step should be selecting a style of dance your child is interested in. However, feel free to choose more than one type of dance. Mixing things up a bit can be inspiring! 

  • Ballet has been around for centuries, but some things never go out of style. Work on some simple, but essential, classic ballet moves
  • Any dancer can have a blast with ballroom dancing, and it’s something that can come in handy at formal dances and wedding parties.
  • Liven up lessons by tossing in some jazz moves and encouraging creativity.
  • Toss in a little clogging for some folky fun!
  • Visit Guelph Youth Dance for expert dance instruction for your young ones. 

Make a Plan

Whether you’re thinking about a full in-home studio or just a dedicated corner, a little planning will go a long way toward a satisfying project. From space requirements to budgeting, think through the details before you dive in.

  • Decide how much space you need for all your equipment and family members. Also, consider what areas in your home are low-traffic.
  • Thanks to durability and location, garages and basements are popular choices for home fitness areas. 
  • Even a bedroom can be the perfect solution. 

Emphasize Safety

The last thing you want to do is go to the trouble of creating a terrific space for your youngster or family to work out and then have someone get hurt there. 

  • Unfamiliar equipment can be hazardous to curious kids, so do some childproofing.  
  • It’s easy to overdo dance sessions, so it’s important to follow safe practice guidelines to avoid strains and other injuries.    

Youngsters have so much to gain from dancing, and there is no reason the whole family can’t reap the benefits of an in-home dance space — even if it’s only to watch the littles having fun!

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