The benefits of dance as an art education

It is well-known that dance as an art education involves and activates a person in the whole entirety: physically, emotionally, and mentally. 

Dance, and especially ballet, is a different art of movement repertoire taught already from an early age that can urge children to think, be aware, and be creative in a specific way.

Dancers acknowledge the harmony of their own bodies moving in the space and different rhythms. They learn how to become familiar with various traces in the studio and later on with the stage, time correctly their reactions while expressing feelings and communicating with others.

Here are a couple of skills we consider essential to integrate age-appropriate into the dance classes:

Physical skills

  • body awareness and physical coordination; 
  • body strength and resilience;

Cognitive skills

  • think logically and rationally
  • observation capacities 
  • active listening, 
  • problem-solving actions, such as problem identification, analysis, description, looking for the roots of it, developing and implementing alternative solutions;
  • develop an understanding of the different types of human movement repertoires

Emotional skills

  • awareness of the connection between body and emotional reactions
  • transformation of emotions into the feelings as conscience experience of artistic interpretation  
  • integration of face and body expressions into children dancing

Social skills

  • understand the role of non-verbal communication tools through dancing 
  • the integration of the collaborative environment benefit into and for a personal development
  • acknowledge the universal language of dancing as an open field for contact and communication

The human brain continues to learn at any age

As neuroscience explored and scientifically proved, the human brain continues to learn at any age. In other words, we keep all our lives learning. 

Critical thinking, Problem-solving, Digital or Movement literacy

Dance offers the room and the harmonious environment for learning the tools and assimilates the skills to serve later on for critical thinking, problem-solving, digital or movement literacy. In other words, dance educates the harmony and beauty of human movement through a specific movement repertoire. 

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