As part of Ballet West’s Education and Outreach Programming, they send teachers into public school’s fifth grade levels to get kids moving, and for some, experiencing dancing first hand. Dance has SO MANY benefits! Not only does it improve us physically, but studies show academic and social outcomes improve as well! I’ll link to a few of those studies below.
But if you are stuck inside during the Corona Pandemic, looking for something fun and simple to get you moving, here is some instruction from the Ballet West “I Can Do” program. It’s geared for 5th graders, but it will be fun for the whole family to try!
And, as promised, if you have extra time, here are two articles. The first link is about how dance training makes us better human beings. The second speaks specifically to how dance benefits the educational experience. Enjoy!