Want your teen to get into--and succeed in--college? Enroll in dance class!
"Evidence: A Report on the Impact of Dance in the K-12 Setting," published by the National Endowment of the Arts reviews myriad ways in which participating in the arts--and specifically dancing-- fosters and fortifies development in school-aged children, and the benefits don't stop in elementary school.
Students who participate in dance:
Earn higher GPA's
Achieve higher SAT scores
Perform better in math and science competitions
Are more likely to apply for and complete 4-year college programs
The perks don't stop there. Don't forget about:
Grace Under Pressure: Dancers perform better in competitive environments
Articulation: Students who dance have shown greater ability to articulate ideas both verbally and in writing.
Social Skills: Dance class helps students collaborate, communicate, and make friends
Mental Health: Dance is a proven mood-booster (check out our recent blog post about it!)
Dance training is an excellent addition to a college resumé.
Dance training on a resume shows discipline, passion, and the ability to perform in high-pressure situations with a smile. It comes as no surprise that "students with dance experiences enrolled in competitive colleges at higher rates than low arts-engaged students." (Catterall, pp.12-16)
While many start their dance journey as young as 3 years old, it's not too late for your teen to reap the benefits that dance has to offer! We've got a great lineup of styles designed for middle and high schoolers, including:
Interested in learning more about our dance offerings? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click below to view our full schedule and enroll in classes!