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Kids Dance Lessons Online

Updated on July 4, 2012

Kids Dance Lessons

Ballet Dance Lessons for Kids
Ballet Dance Lessons for Kids | Source

Kids Dance Lessons Online

Kids can learn the basics of dance online by watching videos on many video sharing sites such as Youtube and Metacafe as well as on many websites across the net. Some kids are taking their hard won knowledge and experience and sharing it with others who may be interested in starting dance lessons or in getting back in to dance.

Two girls formed a kids dance website and Youtube channel called Fitforafeast and their viewership is growing rapidly to over 2 million video views in around 6 months. They have fans all over the world that are eager for pointers and tips on becoming better dancers. Their site is an example of free dance lessons online taught by peers and qualified dance instructors, even by performers from So You Think You Can Dance.

In the U.S., there are many fine dance studios in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and in most major cities. In Canada there are also many quality dance classes offered by local dance studios including Oakville Dance, Burlington Dance, Toronto Dance and other major metropolitan areas and provinces of Canada. In short, there is no lack of local training which is especially important to make sure the dancer does not develop bad habits early on such as with ballet.

Online dance lessons can inspire and educate, and local dance classes can build upon that interest so they actually go hand in hand for the best dance training. Without online dance lessons, there would be fewer students interested, so we embrace the fun and initial skill that watching dance training videos can bring. Kudos to those that spend their time and effort helping others online by providing these online dance tips to help dancers move to the next level.

Finally dancers have a choice of taking local recreational or competitive dance classes. Recreational dance is fun and you develop skills while building friendships, but is less stressful than a competitive dance program. Dance competitions are exciting and do create readiness for stage performance, but they can be stressful and also involve travel.

There are a wide range of dance learning opportunities for kids today and dance can be started at most any age and at any level. What a great way to get regular exercise while developing coordination, balance, skill, poise and the learning of various dance styles including ballet, hip hop, jazz dance, modern dance, tap dance and even ballroom and latin dance. When it comes to dance, have fun with it and just do it!

Free Hip Hop Dance Lesson

Warmup Stretches for Dance

Dance is a physical sport and requires warming up to avoid injury. Doing warmup stretches for dance can help loosen muscle groups that will be needed for a particular type of dance. Acro dance requires the same amount of stretching and warmup as does gymnastics. Even tap dance and hip hop dance require cardio warmup and stretches for optimal performance and a lower risk of injury.

If you attend dance classes at a studio, the instructor will almost always require stretching and warmup. If you show up late to your lesson, you still should not skip warmup. It is better to miss a few minutes of lesson practice but be warmed up than it is to skip it.

Not only should the major muscle groups be warmed up, but the entire body should be ready for strenuous physical activity. Doing stretches the right way will help being injured during the warmup.

Different dance styles may offer their own warmup routines such as a ballet warmup or jazz, hip-hop or tap warmup. Non-specific warmups may involve standing calf-raises, situps, pushups and side to side stepping and movement to get the blood flowing.

Warming up the neck and shoulders may involve side to side motion or circular motion, but as with any warmup, it should only be done in moderation and not to the point of any kind of pain. The idea is to warmup the different muscle groups and prepare the body for the exercise and dance routines.

Kids Dance Lessons- how to do a Fouette and Dance Turns

Beginner Hip Hop Dance Lessons

Kids, tweens, teens and young adults can get into physically fun dance by learning beginner hip hop dance online. A new course is offered in summer of 2012 for online hip hop dance lessons.

Basic two-step, popping, locking, b-boy and dancing with the right attitude are all part of new dance lessons. Dance students like to go at their own pace and get comfortable with the different dance moves, steps and styles of hip hop dance. The step by step online hip hop dance class is perfect for those who want to get better at the basics. To continue, you can always join up with a local dance club and maybe even end up on ABDC!

Hip Hop Dance Crusher Website

hip hop dance crusher online classes
hip hop dance crusher online classes | Source

New Beginner Hip Hop Online Course

It has just been announced that a new online hip hop course for beginners will be available in the Summer of 2012. Free intro lesson is also available to check it out. Hip hop is one of the most popular forms of dance today, and it is great for fitness, fun and socializing. Instead of hiding at the dance, having basic hip hop learned right can improve confidence and allow you to enjoy social events more and never not go to a school dance again.

Get your hip hop on this summer!

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Hip Hop Dance Lessons

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  • rockcitydance profile image

    rockcitydance 5 years ago from Cleveland, OH

    Interesting concept. Gonna check it out a bit more.

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    newdancer 6 years ago

    i like ballet if you do good website to go to or sighn up for of course f you want to talk to me about it sighn up on this website.

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    Serious? 6 years ago

    Guess haters will be haters...

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    Squirrel 6 years ago

    It is a good idea, but I saw the youtube video and it didn't teach me anything and it looked impossibe cause SHE WAS DOING A CARTWHEEL WITHOUT ANY HANDS ON THE GROUND!!!!!!

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    OakvilleBusiness 7 years ago from Oakville, Ontario

    On first glance, you may think that is the case, but I checked in to it and these kids train like 6 hours a day and have been at it for years already, actually making them highly qualified to teach the things they have been taught. They are not only award winning dancers, but trophy winning gymnasts. They also always advise new starters to go slow and not work beyond their comfort level. It is fantastic that they can be so inspiring with of course the end result being a love for dance and a local signup at a local dance studio to avoid building bad habits as it says in the article, but also to avoid injury as you point out.

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    Kate Swanson 7 years ago from Sydney

    I checked out the kids' site and while it's a lovely idea, I found it a bit scary. Having children advising on exercises, instead of qualified teachers, can be dangerous - the video I clicked on had two girls doing bouncing stretches over an extended leg which is asking for a hamstring tear.