HIGHER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Students exposed to drama, music and dance are more proficient in reading, writing and math. CONFIDENCE & SELF-PRESENTATION SKILLS One of the most obvious benefits of performing arts is the development of skills in self-presentation. A child must learn how to present him or herself in front of an audience, be it big or small. They develop the ability to converse with adults in a mature manner. Participation in the arts allows them to grow their self-esteem and self-confidence, developing poise and learning to overcome anxieties. Performing arts are also about social interaction and cooperation. A MEDIUM FOR SELF EXPRESSION The arts allow for deep self-expression from a child’s heart. It can help them make sense of their emotions and develop new ideas to express themselves. Some performing arts are based on cultural history, which may allow a child to connect with their ancestry or ethnic background.
PROBLEM SOLVING & PERSEVERANCE Performing arts help teach children both self-reliance as well as collaboration with others in order to reach a goal. They learn that there are many different pathways to develop a skill. Performing arts develop reasoning and creative thinking, as well as motivation, concentration and teamwork.
EMPATHY & COMPASSION Performing arts help promote interpersonal skills. The creativity involved in performing arts extends to emotional creativity and can open children to new ways of seeing the world. In group settings, there’s less of a focus on winning or losing, and more about working together as a team towards a shared performance goal, as well as the child's individual journey of development. Whether it’s acting in a play or performing in a dance, encouraging your child in performing arts is a great way to create a well-rounded education.