Through dance and performing arts we can connect the mind and body and by doing so we demonstrate an understanding of an idea does not have to be confined to verbal articulation or a written response. Movement often provides a way for students to express themselves when they cannot find the words.
Physical exploration does not need to be confined to a dance studio, and teachers from all subject areas can use the benefits of movement-based discovery and the creativity that comes from everyday teaching.
Students are invited to develop creative thinking skills. In an ever-changing world, being versatile, adaptable and thinking outside the box is invaluable. It creates a way to access the learning and encourages students to draw from the rich melting pot of ideas that already exist in the room.
Creativity in the classroom doesn't look perfect. Sometimes it can be messy and unfinished, but it is always done with intention. Intention makes the learning meaningful and meaningful learning raises academic outcomes.