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Health & Wellbeing 2019 - Movement and Music

Here at BISB, we are committed to supporting our students and school community to improve their general health and wellbeing.  Getting active is one way to do this and there are currently a wide range of opportunities to do so, both within our school and across the city. This weekly feature serves to showcase what is currently on offer to help improve and sustain your activity levels as well as offer some tips and advice on how to adopt healthier lifestyle choices for you and your family.

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Issue 5 – Movement & Music

Despite our best intentions, the cooler weather conditions at present often act as a deterrent to many of us getting outside and active. The multiple movement, music, song and dance options in Budapest are the perfect indoor alternative activities to combat this. Only this week, there has been great curiosity and excitement within Primary and Secondary Physical Education with the introduction of aesthetic movement lessons.

 

Why Movement & Music?
When we think of participation in movement and music activities, the stereotypical images of children in dance costumes, singing at the top of their lungs, or playing instruments loudly can often come to mind.  What research has shown, and many of us do not realise, is that just like Maths and English, movement and music play an important developmental role and in fact aids academic development. Children naturally enjoy movement and music and will react from an early age. As they develop, their love of music will bring a more obvious benefit: the release of energy. Other benefits include:

Gross and fine motor skill development as well as the enhancement of balance, flexibility, coordination.

Singing and movement instruction aids short and long-term memory, helps develop speech patterns and extends vocabulary.

Group activity fosters social and emotional development by building self-confidence and supporting a child’s ability to express emotion and interact with others.

Music stimulates neural pathways and connections in the brain that speed up the learning process.

Who can get involved?
With Hungarian and English programmes available, one of the main benefits to music and movement in Budapest is how accessible it is to the whole family. It is affordable, facilities are plentiful, and opportunities include, but are not limited to singing, instrumental tuition, dance lessons and theatrical clubs.

Who to contact?

Dance Craze Academy

Arthur Murray Dance Studio Budapest

Drama Works