Let’s take a minute to explore why dance is as important as maths. One such study showed that 95% of school teachers claimed that as a result of collaborative dance in students, their ability to cooperate and their sense of belonging improved exponentially.
The benefits of dance are incredible. Cardiovascular fitness, blood pressure and bone density, obesity as well as the mental health factors like anxiety, depression and self-worth are all strongly influenced when participating regular at a dance class.
It has been suggested that by allowing dance and physical activity to have the same status as maths, science and language, it may even help raise test scores. Students have shown to have higher concentration, memory and improved classroom behaviour when participating in forms of physical activity for forty-five minutes or more 3 times a week.
At DanceStruck we focus on our student’s development so that they can gain confidence, determination, a sense of belonging and accomplishment. Dance can help restore joy and stability in troubled lives and ease tension in school rooms that are disrupted by violence and bullying.
These views are echoed by Sir Ken Robinson who is an author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to several arenas including government bodies and the education sector; he was also knighted for his contribution to the arts by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003. Taking in these solid credentials it comes as no surprise that his opinions are taken under great advisement.
We are all about helping our dancers be the best they can be and firmly believe that the sky is the limit in terms of what they can achieve.
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