Television shows such as “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and many more created the rise of interest in Ballroom Dance activities as a sport and form of art and entertainment. Compared to the United States, the whole world is cheering for the DanceSport just like Figure Skating, anxiously watching live competitions streamed on the regular TV channels and attending live events at the sports arenas.
Ballroom dancing in the United States vs. Europe
Unfortunately, the United States is about 50 years behind the rest of the world. As a result, most DanceSport athletes and Ballroom dancers are from families who have immigrated from Europe.
We have only started seeing American parents’ developing interest in getting their children involved with this beautiful form of art and sport. Finally, this fast-growing sport in the United States is experiencing an uprise in memberships from the new generation of naturally born Americans.
So what is the best age for kids to start Ballroom Dance classes
One of the first questions that everybody new to ballroom dancing asks is what age is best to start ballroom dancing if you want your child to have the best chance of succeeding.
The best age to start Ballroom Dancing classes is around five years old, but it doesn’t mean that someone older doesn’t have a chance to become a successful athlete. It is all about willpower and determination, just like in any sport. We have examples of kids starting at 13-15 and becoming world-renowned dancers.
The first competitive age group is Juveniles (Ages 6-10). It means that your child can be eligible to participate in tournaments at the age of six.
What if I don’t want my kid to compete
If you are not planning for your child to compete, then any age is good to learn the music and moves. We have a Taddy Bear class for kids 2 to 5 years old, and we also have a Lady styling class for girls at any age. Ballroom dancing classes are the perfect activity to create good life habits by getting coordination, flexibility, endurance, socializing with others, and being a team player. Your child can participate in our regular training programs without the tournament preparation studies and activities.