Dancing has been a part of our established society since the days of primitive man. Essentially, dancing has been and is important because it is part of us as humans, we live, we love, we laugh and we dance. Dancing contributes immensely to the personal improvement of the child and thereby enhances all types of skills that are required for better education. Research has shown that dancing boosts child’s self-esteem and enhances confidence in them.
Dancing requires memorization, and so helps children improve their overall memory when trying to remember steps. Dancing improves listening skills in children, whether it is for the instructions or for the beats. Dancing imbibes social skills in children and teaches them how to interact with their peers in a positive and non-competitive manner. By participating in dance events, they experience what it is to participate in pure cooperative and collaborative group endeavors. They learn to be supportive, to truly work as a team and to compromise. Dancing, in any form is an enjoyable and a wonderful form of exercise.
Dancing improves the flexibility and helps improve muscle tone. The lack of physical activity and consequent obesity problem amongst children can be offset by dance. Dancing helps to relax, reducing stress and tension. We can undoubtedly say that dancing is tantamount to children’s well-rounded education, personality development and overall well-being.
I guess that’s probably the reason why Friedrich Nietzsche once quoted “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?”
TIPS offers both Indian classical and western dance learning as an integral part of the curriculum.