Many students have grown up studying the arts. Children take dance lessons, music lessons, and participate in drama or choral performances. Hopefully, these children and young adults participate in these activities because they love them. Unfortunately, the arts are often seen as add-ons to a student’s education. However, students reap many benefits from these activities which will serve them well when they get to college, and as they continue throughout their lives.
I am pleased to have a guest post this week on DanceAdvantage.net about some of the benefits of a dance education for college students. Although the post was specifically written about dance, the principles apply to any study of performing arts. If your student participates in the arts in any way, or has participated in the past, please visit DanceAdvantage and read Ten Credits Dancers Take With Them to College. In the article we discuss some of the qualities which dancers (or any student of the arts) have which will give them an advantage when they get to college.
If you have a student who dances, you’ll want to spend some time looking around DanceAdvantage.net. Writer and dancer Nichelle Strzepek has put together a wonderful site that is chock full of information for dancers, parents and teachers.