Why Dancing Is So Good for Your Kid (Infographic)

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Have music, can dance.

“Unlike many exercises and sports, the only equipment your kids need for a good dance workout is their body,” says Nancy Van Keuls, MD, a Cleveland Clinic pediatrician and certified Zumba instructor.

Dance may even be less stressful, especially for kids who shy away from sports.

“In dance, they’ll never strike out, miss a basket or finish last,” says Dr. Van Keuls. “They can do their own thing. They can become comfortable and confident with their own body. It’s a healthy form of self-expression.”

But physical fitness isn’t all dance can do for your child — or you. Other benefits may surprise you.

Dancing isn’t just good for your child’s physical fitness. It can improve grades, reduce stress and more.

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