Can Dance Make Your Child Smarter?

“A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks. Music is in our hearts from the beginning.”Pamela BrownCan a dance class make you child smarter?  We live in a fast paced society where it seems like almost every minute of even a young child’s day is planned and geared toward academic success.  It’s important to remember that there are fun, interesting and creative ways to speak to a child’s mind – ways that might be exactly the way a specific child needs to learn a concept.  One of the purest ways a preschooler learns is through movement.  And that’s where dance comes in!

Researchers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of movement to a child’s development.  “Studies show that the skills learned through the arts demonstrate a positive effect both on children’s academic success, as well as on personal development. This is especially true for cognitive skills, motivation, and communication skills – all of which are significantly developed through instruction in the arts. Dance lessons can also help spark creativity and develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts.” (Megan Meyers)

Want to learn more? Check out this report.





Scroll to Top
Get the inside scoop!

To receive future registration information from River Oaks Dance, please fill out the following form. You'll then receive an email asking to confirm your subscription.

"*" indicates required fields

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.