Why Enter The Performing Arts

There are many benefits to getting involved in the performing arts, whether as an actor, dancer, comedian, musician or a singer. Here we give you the low down on the benefits you can expect to enjoy from getting involved in the performing arts, whether as a career or just for fun.

Social benefits

There are significant social benefits to getting involved in music, dance and drama. The most obvious benefit is that these performing arts are now woven into the fabric of our society - an important form of entertainment that encourages people to come together and enjoy, discuss or participate in the arts. Getting involved yourself, or encouraging your children to take dance classes or drama lessons will open doors socially and will allow you or your children to make new friends more easily, after all a key to drama and music is communication. It will also help you to get out into your local community, meet a varied group of people from different backgrounds, and keep you busy in your spare time.

Personal benefits

There are many personal benefits to getting involved with dance and drama, particularly for people who are shy or lack confidence, as one of the main benefits is that performing arts boost your confidence. Performing in front of a large, or even a small crowd can be very daunting but during rehearsals you will grow in confidence as your skills improve and you will be able to use this newfound confidence in every aspect of your life.

In addition, getting involved in the performing arts can also encourage your enthusiasm to shine through. If you are lacking enthusiasm in other parts of your life then getting involved in something you feel passionately about will give your enthusiasm a much needed boost and give you something to look forward to.

As stated earlier, communication is a key part of what makes performing arts a success, whether it's the actor communicating with the audience, the director communicating with the actor or the choreographer communicating with the dancer, their jobs will only work together successfully if everyone communicates. Therefore getting involved in dance and drama will certainly help to improve your personal communication skills.

There is also evidence to suggest that getting involved in music, dance and drama can improve your intelligence levels because you learn so many new skills, and where scripts are concerned you are likely to learn new words and general knowledge. There are also spiritual and psychological benefits because dancing and acting encourages self-discipline, diligence, self-expression, calmness, and fulfilment.

So now you've heard the reasons why the performing arts are good for you, why not check out our online directory to find a ballet class, dance lesson, or drama group you can join.