This is a statement that, thankfully, is becoming more common in. today's world. Dancing doesn't have the "feminine stigma" it once had. There are more boys in main stream / mixed dance classes and there are many "boys only" classes available.
I have a son and I can sense he's got a good feel for rhythm and timing. We dance around to music and videos at home often... it's fun for both of us! I think he would do well in a standard dance class as he gets older and both my husband and I support this idea.
How awesome is it to watch well toned man glide gracefully across the floor, whisking their (female) partner around with ease. How about those Latin dancers who dance without their shirts! These men are very masculine, have a great physique and are adored by women everywhere... Why would this be a bad thing? Thanks to broadway shows, movies and television shows like Dancing With The Stars, we can see people not usually associated with dancing trying their best and sometimes succeeding (those Football players can move).
All children can get valuable exercise, flexibility, endurance and motor skill growth from dancing. Boys also need the lessons in fitness and discipline that are a part of dance. Dancing can help young boys grow into strong young men.
Dance class is not just for girls. If your son is interested in dance or you feel he would enjoy it, consider enrolling him. Dancing actually builds great strength and endurance. The exercise and principles of dance can help your son perform better in all areas of his life from athletics to academics.
Dance Class Benefits for Boys. Dance is art, exercise and sport all in one.
Boys can get the following benefits from taking a dance class:
Choosing the Right Dance Class for a Boy
Choosing the right dance class for a boy is important for success. Here are some tips for finding the best dance class for your son:
With a little research, you can find a good dance class for your son. If your son would enjoy dance, consider enrolling him in a class because dance will teach him skills that can help him succeed in other sports as well as academics.
Dance Basics offers great "mini movement" classes that allow boys to learn in a comfortable and relaxed environment WITH the support of their parent. Dance Basics also offers a Boys Only class (minimum 5 students to conduct the class) which uses more "boy driven" interests and "boy related" themes and music.
Sources:National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) site