Minute Masterclass Episode 5

Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance. A british study, published in 2012 by Pete Griffin, found nearly a third of 4 and 5 year olds studied struggle with tasks such as crawling and balancing on one leg. Researchers also found that children are increasingly spending more of their early years in front of screens or in containers such as strollers or carriers. Because children are starting dance classes at a different developmental stage than we have seen in the past, we are no longer able to just teach dance. 

We have to put more emphasis on the foundational movement skills human beings need to live and function properly in this world. If our students don’t have this foundation, they will not progress as effectively as they could through their dance training. Remember, this is the period of their life for optimal brain growth. Let’s set them up for success by establishing a strong foundation first. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.




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