Educate, Encourage, Engage
The Whole Body Approach to dance is the belief that a balance between mind, soul and body is imperative in helping to develop healthy and mindful youth. We educate, encourage and engage our dancers in a positive and healthy learning environment and in doing so aspire to help them achieve their own individual balance between mind, soul, and body.
1. Educate (Mind) – We provide our
students with proper technical training in classical and contemporary movement in the art of dance. Studies have concluded that both hemispheres of the brain are actively engaged during the activity/study of dance (Brown and Parsons, Scientific American). We extend the education component further by providing dancers opportunities to learn about the health benefits of proper nutrition; in doing so, we aim to promote healthy body image.
2.Encourage (Soul) – We will encourage our students to maintain their individuality while inspiring them to dance through positive instruction and reinforcement. Our goal in this regard is that our students will ultimately be well-rounded, innovative dancers that have a lifelong passion for the arts. Students will be introduced to
philanthropic opportunities throughout the year. We will extend these opportunities to our students with aspirations that they will be mindful of the needs of the community and encouraged to actively seek ways in which they can
address these needs. Through these acts of service, each individual dancer will also learn to interact with the community in which they live in a healthy and positive way.
3. Engage (Body) - We engage our students in individual movement as well as interactive movement with others, thereby allowing our students to build healthy relationships while learning basic team building skills. We believe that by also allowing opportunities for our students to perform within our community they will ultimately Educate, Encourage and Engage, the public on the benefits of preserving performing arts programs across the nation.
Luke 10:27 “And he answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.’”