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Eat, Sleep, Dance....



1) Art education - Research shows artistic education and creativity helps develop the brain to function in higher levels.* Dance teaches self-expression, good visual-spatial abilities, reflection, self-criticism, how to work with others and the willingness to experiment and learn from mistakes.


2) Exercise - The physical benefits not only keep the body in shape but also keep the brain active, more organized, and relaxed.



3) Rhythm -


For the little ones ages 2-5, they learn how to control and coordinate their body movements with rhythm. Learning rhythm properly and how to coordinate body movements with rhythm is known to help children master brain functions better. The body works on rhythm, ie heart rate, breathing etc, which is why skills are mastered through repetition. It also helps when a child reaches the teenage years. Their bodies are changing very rapidly. Learning to control muscle movements in dance is the best way to help them through those tough years.


4) Coordination - This works with rhythm. Dance teaches how to control all muscle movements in a coordinated, smooth, and visually beautiful way. Self-confidence is given a tremendous boost when these physical skills are learned.5) Emotional Expression - In dance, a child/adult learns how to express emotion through movement rather than words. Anger can be relieved by a strong, fast dance, sadness through a slow, lyrical, expressive dance. Fear, depression, excitement, etc can all be released and expressed through dance. The child learns to control emotions by channeling them into dance, rather than bottling them up inside.

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