By Mary Callahan of Dance Informa.
When did you start taking dance classes? In college? As a teenager? Or maybe you were as young as three or four? Well, New York City’s premier dance studio Steps on Broadway has begun offering lessons to babies as young as three months old!
Baby Steps is a new mommy-and-me program “designed for moms to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back while bonding with their child,” as described by Steps. And for young-ins from 18 to 24 months old, “budding dancers and new parents begin their journey in the studio learning movement exercises, coordination and creative dances” in Baby Steps 2.
But is infancy too early for dance lessons? The answer, it seems, is no. A 2010 study in Science Daily claimed that “babies are born to dance,” discovering that “infants respond to the rhythm and tempo of music and find it more engaging than speech.”
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