Dance Grows Big Brains!
Does dance really grow big brains? Well, not exactly – but it neuroscientists have proven that kinesthetics (movement) do stimulate the brain, and perhaps even the growth of new brain cells, particularly in children! According to neuropsychologist Eric Jensen, kinesthetic arts “contributes to the development and enhancement of critical neurobiological systems… including cognition.” This may be connected to the part of the brain that allows children to learn languages, for example, more readily than adults.
Jensen, E. (2000). Brain-based learning: A reality check. Educational Leadership, 57(7), p. 76f.
Kids Dance is celebrating 5 years of dance training servicing Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, and surrounding Denver areas. Our qualified instructors teach classes in kids hip/hop, ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theatre. Our goal at Kids Dance is to focus on the needs of families with younger children and to help the dance experience be a very positive and non-stressful time for both parent and child.