As a young dancer, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of performing in front of a live audience. Whether it’s an open class for family friends or a professional performance, the experience of performing live can have numerous benefits for young dancers.

Here are just a few reasons why live performance experience is so valuable:

Builds Confidence: Performing in front of a live audience can be nerve-wracking, but it can also build confidence and self-esteem. Young dancers who perform regularly develop a sense of pride and accomplishment, which can translate to other areas of their lives.


Enhances Performance Skills: Live performance experience allows young dancers to hone their skills and improve their technique. The pressure of a live performance can push dancers to their limits and help them achieve new levels of artistry.


Develops Stage Presence: Performing on stage requires more than just technical ability; it also requires stage presence and performance skills. Young dancers who perform live learn how to connect with their audience, convey emotion through movement, and communicate their artistry to a broader audience.

Teaches Discipline and Professionalism: Preparing for a live performance requires discipline, focus, and professionalism. Young dancers who participate in live performances learn the importance of punctuality, rehearsal attendance, and proper preparation. These skills can be invaluable for success in all areas of life.

Fosters Community and Camaraderie: Live performances bring dancers together and create a sense of community and camaraderie. Young dancers who perform regularly develop relationships with their fellow dancers, instructors, and the broader dance community, which can be a source of support and inspiration.

At VBDance, we believe in the importance of live performance experience for young dancers. We offer regular performance opportunities, via our open classes and a professional scale production at The Hawth Theatre as well as smaller showcases for the lower school and at other times in the academic year too, enabling our students the chance to showcase their talents and develop their skills. Our experienced teachers provide the guidance and support needed to help young dancers excel on stage and in life.

So if you’re a young dancer, don’t miss out on the valuable experience of performing live. And if you’re a parent, encourage your child to participate in live performances – the benefits are numerous and long-lasting.

Want to find out more about our dance classes and live performance opportunities at VBDance? Drop us a message via vbdance.com/taster