WHY ROAD JR?
Children learn most readily from experience, primarily through physical and sensory experiences. Learning the art of dance helps young children develop knowledge, skill, and understanding about the world.
Dance is innate in children before they possess command over language. They move to achieve mobility, they move to express a thought or feeling, and they move because it is joyful and feels wonderful. Children learn movement patterns as readily as they learn language. It is essential that education provide our children with the developmental benefits and unique learning opportunities that come from organizing movement into the aesthetic experience of dance.
Dance is a powerful ally for developing many of the attributes of a growing child- helping children mature physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively.
- PHYSICAL: Dance involves a greater range of motion, coordination, strength and endurance than most other physical activities.
- EMOTIONAL: Movement within a class offers a structured outlet for physical release while gaining awareness and appreciation of oneself and others.
- SOCIAL: Dance fosters social encounter, interaction, and cooperation
- COGNITIVE: Young children will create movement spontaneously when presented with movement ideas or problems that can be solved with a movement response. Movement provides the cognitive loop between the idea, problem, or intent and the outcome or solution.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DANCE EDUCATION FROM THE NATIONAL DANCE EDUCATION ORGANIZATION BY CLICKING HERE
To bring ROAD® Jr to your community contact Kate Lytton, Director.