•  Benefits of Dance

    Here is a list of how Creative Dance and Modern Dance help children grow.*Ortmann 2016


    Cognitive Outcomes
    • Increase of knowledge and vocabulary of dance
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Listening skills
    • Follow directions
    • Sharpen observation skills
    • Creativity - fluency, originality, elaboration, flexibility
    • Reading skills


    Affective Outcomes
    • Self-confidence
    • Expressive skills
    • Express feelings
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-discipline
    • Become more attuned to inner-self
    • Persistence


    Social Outcomes
    • Leadership skills
    • Value differences
    • Social tolerance
    • Cooperation
    • Friendship building


    Physical Outcomes
    • Lessen health risks through movement and exercise
    • Apply the concepts and principles of dance
    • Body awareness - control, balance and coordination
    • Gain - physical strength, flexibility, stamina and agility
    • Increase personal movement vocabulary
    • Respect the role dance has in life-long well being

    *References ...

    Green Gilbert, Anne. "Chapter 2." Creative Dance For All Ages. 11th ed. Reston: National Dance Association & The American Alliance For Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance,2007. 6-7. Print.

    Deasy, Richard, James S. Catterall, Lois Hetland, and Ellen Winner. Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development. Washington, DC: Arts Education Partnership, 2002. 152-53. Print.

    Related Links
     1.  How Dance Benefits the Child ... Standards for Dance in Early Childhood
    2.  Dance Provides Youth With Mind and Body Benefits ... by Debra Strickland
Last Modified on September 24, 2016