Has your child gone from watching cartoons and playing pretend to eye rolling and back talking at you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. During the early adolescence years, 9-13 years old, kids start to branch out and seek for independence, which is why that is a crucial time in their lives to be able to have an outlet where they can express themselves in creative ways.
Performance Art Classes, such as music, theatre, and visual arts, give kids the ability to gain confidence and learn self expression through activities in which they will exercise their developing brains and body while making friends and having fun.
The benefits of those classes go beyond artistic training, they will help your kid in school and through adolescence and adult life. For instance, according to a study done by the University of Maryland, “[E]ach additional year of arts study was significantly associated with a 20% reduction in the likelihood that an adolescent would ever be suspended out-of-school.”
The study also showed that former students of music and theater were significantly more optimistic as adults than their non-artistic peers.
Other benefits of performance arts and visual arts classes include:
Most people believe that kids can only get fit through sports, but what they don’t know is that activities such as drama, dance and music classes require intensive physical movements through extended periods of time. Performance art classes can also stimulate your child’s flexibility, balance and motor coordination.
Memorizing chords and lines isn’t an easy task, but they work as an amazing brain workout that will help improve your child’s memory.
Music, art and drama classes are the perfect way for kids in transitional ages – also known as the “awkward years”- to explore their true selves and have an emotional outlet during those ever changing years of their lives. They’ll have the opportunity to explore and reflect on a broad range of emotions in a controlled environment, and they also interact with peers in their age group that might be experiencing the same kind of changes.
Higher Academic Achievement
According to the Washington Christian Academy, studies “from the Arts Education Partnership suggest schoolchildren exposed to drama, music and dance are more proficient in reading, writing and math. In countries with the highest rankings in math and science, such as Japan, Hungary and the Netherlands, arts and music education form a mandatory part of the school curriculum. Children also learn to take instruction from adults and respect authority.”
These are just a few of the long list of benefits children can acquire from Performing Arts Classes. If you think that it’d be a great fit for your kid, get in touch with us. We offer Singing, Guitar, Drama and Art lessons especially tailored to kids from ages 8 to 16 years old, where your not-so-little bee will learn to sing, play an instrument, act and more. We also offer private music classes for the bees that are ready to take it to the next level.