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How classical ballet boosts social and emotional development

Did you know ballet class¬†ūü©į can boost social and emotional development in children? Early childhood ballet lessons are more than just fun and games.

We encourage even our youngest students to move and explore independently within their lessons, building self confidence and leadership. By using themed lesson plans, our little dancers experience a range of different emotions in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

Developing social & emotional skills through dance.

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Even the simple act of learning to stand in a line performing the same dance together, our tiny dancer’s learn to cooperate with one another, truly building lifelong skills through movement and play in classical dance.

So, how does exercise improve learning?

“Engaging in physical play increases blood flow and oxygenation in the brain, boosting neural connectivity and stimulating nerve cell growth in the hippocampus, the centre of learning and memory” …

So exercise actually¬†changes the structure of our brains, with¬†a number of benefits: improved attention and memory, increased brain activity and cognitive function, and enhanced¬†mood and ability to cope with stress”.¬† -Edutopia

Source¬†credit: Once Upon a Ballet‚ĄĘ

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