20 Dec, 2014

Dancefloor anxiety leaves four-year-olds feeling ungroovy!

The Telegraph | By Roger Dobson | 14 December 2014

The tendency to be a “wallflower” emerges at the age of four, according to a new study.

It has long been associated with the troubles of adolescence, but the tendency to be a “wallflower” emerges at the age of four, a study suggests.

Researchers claim a child’s fourth birthday marks a turning point when he or she senses that peers may view their dance technique with a critical eye.

While more than half of children aged three and under eagerly take to the dance floor, their enthusiasm apparently wanes after their fourth birthday. By the age of 12, just 12 per cent are willing to dance in front of strangers.

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