When part of the school day is fun, learning is magnified. The benefits of adding dance to a curriculum are countless.
Spatial awareness and movement development are necessary in every sport an “elite athlete” will participate in. Rhythm and timing are essential in most activities, and cardio respiratory endurance and flexibility are important for maintaining fitness, improving performance, and injury prevention.
Dance in physical education also provides social opportunities for students to work together in a non-competitive co-ed environment.
Schools are using dance as a means of teaching social skills.
Confidence and social interaction during the school years are qualities learned on the dance floor that students will carry with them for life.