Lighthouse Thoughts

February 5, 2016

Dance Helps the Brain to Learn

Have you considered dance classes for your children? If so, there are increasing amounts of scientific that support “dance improves academic performance”.  “Research shows that dance activity registers in regions of the brain responsible for cognition.” Essentially, the training young dancers receive helps them to become better learners in the classroom. 
According to Judith Lynne Hanna, PhD, author of “Dancing to Learn: The Brain’s Cognition, Emotion, and Movement, “dance is a means to help us improve mood and cope with stress that can motivate or interfere with concentration and learning. Influenced by body senses, environment, and culture, the brain “choreographs” dance and more.”
To read the complete article see: What Educators and Parents Should Know About Neuroplasticity, Learning and Dance  By: Judith Hanna, PhD

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