Many people have a general awareness that dance education (and arts education in general) have a positive impact of childhood development and on overall academic performance. What is lesser known are details of the actual scientific research that has been done on this subject.
The link below is a comprehensive report by the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) that summarizes many of the important studies on the relationship between dance education and childhood development in the K-12 age range.
Some brief highlights:
The complete report can be found here.
I'm Allan Redstone, one of the co-owners of Opus. I'll use this blog to post news items about Opus, as well as dance and music related items that may be of interest to our school community