Kids who participate in sports, dance, music and other activities outside of school hours tend to have a healthier self-esteem, better physical fitness, and better social skills than kids who do not have after school activities. These activities also give students an opportunity to develop relationships with adults other than you, and the chance to see their skills improve over time. With all these benefits, and so many opportunities right here in The Woodlands area, why not sign your child up for a new program (or at least attend a free trial class)? Here are some ideas to get your student excited and involved.
Dance: Dance classes offer kids the opportunity to have fun while moving to music, and what kid doesn’t like to do that? Studios with a great reputation in The Woodlands include The Woodlands Dance Center, Texas Academy of Dance Arts (has boys-only classes!), and Spring Academy of Dance. All offer free trial classes and some will give you a whole week’s worth of trials. Dancers as young as toddlers through senior high school students will love the showcases, holiday performances, and end of year recital complete with those fabulous dance costumes.
Martial Arts: The popularity of Taekwondo has grown rapidly in recent years and for good reason – boys and girls alike learn focus, control, and respect for others in these classes. Tiger Rock Martial Arts has two schools in the area, and Cho’s Taekwondo Academy has been here since 1992. Several other schools can be found in the area, all with good online reviews and recommendations. If your child struggles with shyness, attention or behavior issues, martial arts might be a good way to help them cope in a very positive environment.
Music: In Spring, Rhythm Music School has been providing private lessons on piano, guitar, ukulele, drums and voice since 2013. They have flexible schedules and a comfortable parent’s lounge to keep everyone happy. School of Rock focuses on the performance and has been creating tomorrow’s rock stars for decades. With classes for the whole band or a solo performer, your musician will love the high-energy and exciting real-world opportunities to showcase their talent that School of Rock provides.