Are your children as confident as they would like to be?
Do they shy away from putting their hands up in school or volunteering to get involved with things even if it is something that you know they would love?
Few people are born with an abundance of confidence and self-belief but the good news is that anyone can learn to be more confident. Research shows that being shy and cautious is the natural human state so as parents it is important to help navigate your child through many different situations and encouraging him or her to try something new is a great way for them to build on their own self-image.
Participating in the performing arts can do wonders for the way a child feels about themselves. Working with their classmates and receiving feedback from their peers is a great way to build self-respect and help them learn how to accept criticism and praise from others.
At Razzamataz, teachers encourage children to express themselves through the arts and by working with others, it gives them the confidence to try new things, to fail and to succeed and to have fun in a safe environment. All this leads to a rise in a child’s self-esteem.
“Over the last term, I’ve seen a few of our joiners really improve in confidence and their ability to learn and try new things,” says Amy Latchman, Principal of Razzamataz Rickmansworth. “When they first joined they were very unsure and actively told me that they weren’t good at singing, dancing or performing. But in November, these same students joined in with a performance and they were fabulous. They got completely involved in the whole event and their confidence soared. It was a very proud moment for me and their families and friends who came along to watch.”
When friends and family come along to watch their child perform, they have a huge sense of pride as does the student taking part. When your child puts their heart and soul into a project, they will feel and enormous sense of achievement especially when it is shared with their loved ones.
“Shows and performances are so much more than just giving the student a chance to demonstrate what they have been learning in class each week,” adds Amy. “We see students brimming over with pride and what is so lovely is that they are all so supportive of each other. This has a huge effect on the child’s belief in what they can do and this can be carried through to so many different areas of their life. Whether it is trying out for a school play or volunteering to be a helper, the performing arts is a way in which every child can reach their full potential.”
Each week at Razzamataz, children are taught dance, singing and acting and have many opportunities to perform in theatres and within the community. The focus is on having fun and staying active and during each session, children will naturally learn to be more confident communicators, important life skills that will carry a child through any career.
“At Razzamataz Rickmansworth, we encourage the children to reach out, try new things, make new friends and develop their own social skills,” says Amy. “By providing children with the resources and the right environment to do this, they very quickly improve their confidence and soon they are able to achieve so much more than they thought possible.”
If you want to give your child the opportunity to learn these important life skills, drop us a line for a free taster day at Razzamataz Rickmansworth on
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