WHY DANCING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
Dancing embodies one of our most essential relationships in the world. Not only is it a universal language, but incorporates physical, cognitive, emotional, self-esteem, and socialization benefits. It gives opportunity to express language and evoke when thoughts or emotions are too powerful during the developmental stage, and ultimately during one’s whole life. When movement becomes structured and is performed with awareness for its own sake, it becomes dance.
While our educational systems for early childhood include drawing and singing, they sometimes neglect to include dance. It is essential that education provide our children with the developmental benefits and unique learning opportunities that come from organizing movement into the aesthetic experience of dance.