- Dance education aids the development of kinesthetic
- Dance education creates opportunities for self-expression and
communication within the constraints of the medium of the body.
- Dance, whether representational, thematic, or abstract, is a
repository of civilization that changes through time.
- Dance education teaches the values and skills of creativity,
problem solving, risk taking, making judgments in the absence of rules, and higher-order thinking skills.
- Dance provides an opportunity for students to recognize that
there are multiple solutions to problems.
- The study of dance fosters an individual’s ability to better
interpret interpersonal nonverbal communication.
- Dance education provides a strong base from which to analyze
and make informed judgments about corporeal images.
- Learning the dances of other cultures helps students to
develop an understanding and respect for them.
- Through stimulating all the senses, dance goes beyond verbal
language in engaging dancers and promoting the development of multisensory beings.
- Dance provides options to destructive alternatives in a world
that is unpredictable and unsafe for children.
- Dance education prepares people for careers in dance and
- Dance enhances an individual’s lifelong quality of
- Participation in dance benefits our communities
- Dance education helps students develop physical fitness,
appreciation of the body, concern for sound health practices, and effective stress management approaches.
- Dance education contributes to the National Education Goals (from the Educate America Act