Benefits of a Dance Education

Benefits of Dance EducationAs dance instructors, the SDC Staff can talk at length about the positive benefits a dance education can have on a young person’s physical development.  Dance education allows for self-expression and the ability to comprehend abstract ideas more easily.  It values creativity and problem solving.  Dance allows students to express and understand non-verbal communication.

According to the National Dance Education Organization’s Evidence: A Report on the Impact of Dance in the K-12 Setting, children participating in dance have advantages above and beyond those who do not.

  • Higher GPAs than non-dancers
  • Higher persistence than non-dancers
  • Builds self-confidence and imagination
  • Develops social skills and a sense of teamwork

Dance is not only an art form; it has proved to be an activity that aids young people physically, mentally, socially, and academically.

For more information about the NDEO’s report, visit their website.

Trip the light fantastic, dancers!

~Ms. Kerry