Not sure if dance is for your child?
Consider this. Of all the activities a child can pursue, dance does the best job of making the most connected use of mind and body. In a study that included participants in 11 physical activities including team sports, swimming, bicycling and dance—dance was the only physical activity that benefited the brain. This was attributed to the cerebral rather than the physical aspect of dance. The performing arts have been proven to close the gaps between the verbal and non-verbal, and between logic and emotion.
Unfortunately, the fine arts have become a low priority in today’s public schools. As parents, we want to look for a better way for our children to spend time that benefits their lives and brings enjoyment. Our dance program can do just that.
Performance Transforms Students and Audience
You’ve entered the theater, you have your program in hand. You’ve even made sure to bring flowers. Now it’s time to sit and watch an evening or matinee performance. You know you’ve been driving your dancer to classes and rehearsals, but have you ever stopped to think about what dance will teach your child?
It’s important to remember that there has been an incredible amount of work that went into the production you are about to watch. Think about it—composing dance has involved using the left brain to organize the amazing creative thoughts from the right brain. Then there had to be a casting session—where both social skills and a solid work ethic were necessary. Countless hours of rehearsal have continued to reinforce that earlier-mentioned social aptitude, while incorporating continued use of the left brain’s organizational and sequencing skills. What I haven’t even mentioned is the confidence and rise in self esteem of the performers, in daily doses all year long, and even more so once rehearsals are over and the curtain rises on show day. Any performer will tell you –there is simply nothing like it.
Dance engages the student in so many ways. If you want your child to explore a craft that will help him or her succeed in being a more disciplined student with a confident voice in the world, give us a call.