My students are beautiful, creative beings that attend an Arts Integration Magnet School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are fortunate enough to receive classes in dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music, visual art and physical education each week.
In my class, students work hard on becoming not just dancers, but creators of their own truth in movement.
They learn how to use their bodies to express themselves, how to work well with others, how to give and receive feedback, and how to perform in front of an audience.
The joy that emanates from these children when they create something that is really true to themselves is simply beautiful to watch.
My students will use these tap shoes to learn this classic American Dance Style. They will focus on tap dance for 1 Quarter each year from 3rd through 5th grade.
Tap dance is not only a fantastic dance skill, it develops the brain in a way that benefits children's reading and math abilities.
When they are creating rhythms with both sides of the body, they are creating synapses that allow the brain to better comprehend what they are reading.
Students at our school also have the opportunity to take their show on the road! The traveling duffel bag will keep our shoes and costumes safe as we travel, and the large curtain will allow us to cover the mirror so our performance is stage-ready!
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