Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said “Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education: dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that, one must also be able to dance with the pen?”
Historically, since primordial times, dance has been a way to express human emotions such as joy and gratitude. In many cultures, warriors have their own synchronised dance as well, to convey their battle readiness.
Dancing in any form is wonderful exercise that helps the body’s circulatory system and improves cardiovascular health. It improves flexibility, posture, and muscle tone. The lack of physical activity and consequent obesity among children can be offset by dance. Further, dancing helps reduce stress.
For children, dancing boosts confidence. Dancing requires memorising steps and helps children improve their memory. It improves listening skills too, whether for instructions or beats. Dancing imbibes social skills in children and teaches them to interact with their peers in a positive way. By participating in dance events, they experience cooperative and collaborative group endeavors. They learn to be supportive, to truly work as a team and compromise. We can undoubtedly say that dancing is tantamount to a child’s well-rounded education, personality development and overall well-being.
We offer programmes in both Indian classical and western dances as an integral part of the curriculum.