DanceKids was built on the idea of using dance, music and theatre to assist teachers in enhancing their students’ learning experiences. Our Discovery Programs focus on exploring basic scientific concepts, the natural world and cultural values, with the hope that we will kindle an interest in the hearts and minds of the children we interact with. At the end of our Discovery Programs we offer suggestions of ways to continue the content covered into other learning areas.
Of the three learning styles – Auditory, Visual and Kinaesthetic, the latter is without a doubt the most difficult to present in the classroom. A packed curriculum leaves limited time for students to engage in this kind of learning. We aim to assist teachers in presenting information through Kinaesthetic learning styles.
Our Discovery Programs are based on studies that show a direct link between physical activity and cognitive (brain) development and enhanced learning. To that end, children are given opportunities to dance and act throughout the five week blocks that our programs take place.