Dance Program 2020

  • Dance Program
    January 1, 2020 - June 1, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Dance Program 2020

The K2k Dance Program is designed to help young people express themselves thought music and movement.

The advantages are multi-faceted and included, but are not limited to, Physical Development, Emotional Maturity, Social Awareness, and Cognitive Development.

The Program will start on Jan 21st More info to follow

Location: Morristown Beard School
70 Whippany Rd
Morristown NJ 07960

Time: 6:30-7:30  Tuesday Nights

Given facility availability the program will at times run at the Morristown HS Dance Studio- communication will be sent to alert to this change.   DATES AT MORRISTOWN HS  Mar 3rd, APRIL 14th  AND MAY 5th, 19th, 26th! 

5 Ways Dance Improves Social-Emotional Skills

From hip hop to ballroom, all forms of dance can play an important role in fostering social and emotional development in students. Let’s take a closer look at the ways in which dance can boost social-emotional skills:

Creative expression. Dancing gives students a chance to express themselves freely and creatively. In other words, it serves as an outlet for emotional and physical release. This is especially beneficial for students who’d prefer to use movement rather than words to communicate or express, their feelings.

Effective communication. Many dances, like Rumba and Swing, require students to work as partners or teams to complete the moves. To do so, students must learn to communicate effectively – verbally and nonverbally – to follow cues and coordinate their moves. This also fosters cooperation and teamwork among students.

Self regulation. Learning to dance requires increased focus and discipline. Over time, dance can help students focus their attention, control their emotions and manage their behavior when tough situations arise. This skill is also an essential tool for learning. Students with good self regulation can pay attention to activities, ignore distractions, carry out tasks and resist impulses.

Acceptance of others. Dance is a universal language and can transcend all cultures. It allows students to forget about their differences and focus on one thing they all have in common: dance. It also gives them an opportunity to explore cultural dance forms from across the world, which also fosters acceptance and understanding of others.

Self confidence. Dancing promotes a general sense of well-being in students. As they master new skills, perform in front of others and receive positive reinforcement, their confidence reaches new levels. And self-confident students believe in their abilities, get along well with others and are better equipped to handle challenging situations.

On the surface, dancing is a great way to have fun, burn energy and learn about movement. But it can also build key social-emotional skills in students. Find creative ways to incorporate dance into your program. Invite a dance instructor to show your students a few dance moves. Or simply have a dance break session with kid-safe songs or this Dance Your Way to Fitness CD Set that includes salsa, swing, soul and more.  The key is to use dance in a way that fosters social-emotional development in your students.