Share the benefits of dancing with your students and their families.
"Dancers acquire numerous physical benefits from dancing regularly. Dancing uses the entire body and teaches those who dance many of the fundamental movement skills that underlie physical literacy, particularly locomotor skills like galloping and leaping, and balance movements like spinning and rolling. Dancing also supports the development and maintenance of physical fitness, specifically postural alignment, agility, balance and coordination, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and rhythmic abilities. Dancing can help alleviate pain and delay the effects of aging. Like all physical activity, dancing promotes physical health and longevity by postponing chronic disease." (Andrea Downie, 2015)
Learn more about the physical benefits of dancing in the Healthy Dancer Canada resource, Providing Support to Dancers, by Andrea Downie.