Dance Education

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Dance Education Outline Why is dance a necessary and basic part of a students' education? Is there evidence that dance education results in significant educational outcomes (e.g., self-esteem, critical thinking, cross-cultural thinking, body/kinesthetic intelligence, interdisciplinary perspectives)? 1. Introduction 2. Thesis statement 3. History 4. Status 5. Physiology a. Intervention b. Statistics c. Positive aspects 6. Sociology a. Socialization b. Etiquette c. Connection d. Religion 7. Psychology a. Motivation b. Self-esteem c. Affective education 8. Summary 9. Works cited Introduction Dancing is a natural impulse-- an instinctual mode of self expression and communication. For many people dance is limited to what they see on television or at the local preforming art's theater. Nevertheless, they don't need to be professionally trained to move to music.

A growing body of research shows that dance is the Retin-A of physical and emotional health. It can help us age gracefully. It stretches and strengthens the muscles, lubricates the joints, and gets rid of tension.

It's also a great social and supportive activity (Brody 54) According to Peter Pover, a former competitive dancer and past president of the U.S. Dance sport council: In Germany doctors did tests in which they wired up the country's 800-meter running champion and its amateur dance champions. They found no significant athletic difference between running 800 meters and doing the quickstep for one and one half minutes. That's just one dance. In competition couples have to do five ninety second dances in a row, with only 20 seconds between dances. Moreover, the women have to do it going backwards! All a runner has to do is jog around the track (Swift 72).

People dance because it's totally absorbing and makes them forget everything else. They dance for exercise, to control weight or to overcome a physical disability. Through dancing, your body...