Dance Program

​​​In Term 2 we have our Dance Program that is hosted by Creative Dance Industries with weekly lessons and finalising the end of the term with a dance showcase where the whole school performs for family and friends.

As a creative outlet dance utilises both the left (analytical) and right (creative) sides of the brain, therefore strengthening a student's mental ability to comprehend other subjects such as English, Math, Music and more. There are countless stories on how dance benefits mental health and each of their instructors carry stories close to their hearts as testimonials to the power of dance.*

Why is dancing beneficial to students?

 Dancing offers several benefits to primary school students, both physical and mental. Here are some reasons why dancing is beneficial:

  • Physical fitness: Dancing is a form of exercise that helps children improve their overall physical fitness. It enhances cardiovascular health, increases flexibility, strengthens muscles, and improves coordination and balance.
  • Motor skills development: Dancing involves a variety of movements that require coordination between different body parts. By learning and practising dance steps, children can develop their gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and spatial awareness.
  • Body awareness and control: Dancing helps children become more aware of their bodies and how they move in space. They learn to control their movements, improve posture, and develop a better understanding of body alignment.
  • Confidence and self-expression: Dancing allows children to express themselves creatively. It boosts their self-confidence as they learn new dance routines and perform in front of others. Through dance, students can learn to express their emotions, thoughts, and ideas in a non-verbal way.
  • Social skills: Dancing often involves group activities and cooperation. It provides opportunities for students to interact with their peers, work together as a team, and develop social skills such as communication, cooperation, and respect for others.
  • Cognitive development: Dancing can have a positive impact on cognitive abilities. It requires students to remember dance steps, sequences, and patterns, which can enhance memory and mental processing. It also promotes creativity and problem-solving skills as students explore different movements and choreography.
  • Emotional well-being: Dancing is a fun and enjoyable activity that can uplift mood and promote emotional well-being. It allows students to release stress, boost their mood, and experience a sense of accomplishment when they master new dance skills or perform on stage.
  • Cultural appreciation: Dance is often associated with different cultures and traditions. By learning different dance styles, students can develop an appreciation for cultural diversity and gain insights into various traditions and customs.

Overall, dancing provides a holistic learning experience for primary school students, promoting physical health, creativity, social skills, and emotional well-being. It is a versatile and enjoyable activity that can have a positive impact on their overall development.

​*Excerpt from: Published with permission from​ ​Creative Dance Industries