Early Dance

Archaeology shows traces of dance from prehistoric times such as 9000-year-old Bhimbetka rock shelters with paintings in Egypt and India showing dancing figures from c.3300 BC. The origins of the dances of Sri Lanka are dated back to the aboriginal tribes. The classical dances of Sri Lanka feature a highly developed system of rhythm, provided … Continue reading Early Dance

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Dance, Music and Life Lesson: Respect

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me."  ~ Aretha Franklin When we respect ourselves and others, it shows… in our attitude, in our words, and in our behavior. We may smile a little more, walk a little taller and feel compassion for others. We know it when we feel it; we know it when … Continue reading Dance, Music and Life Lesson: Respect

More Benefits for Children Who Participate in Dance Classes

In my last blog, I discussed how dance education aids in the development of kinesthetic intelligence.  Kinesthetic learners prefer to learn by carrying out physical activities, such as dance, rather than listening to a lecture or watching a demonstration. Dance education creates opportunities for self expression and communication with the body as the tool. It … Continue reading More Benefits for Children Who Participate in Dance Classes