The Importance Of Performing Arts In Education For Children
There has been a lot of coverage in the news recently about educational cuts in performing arts yet research shows that educating a child on the concept of creative play and stimulating their imagination through the arts will give them transferable life skills that will stay with them throughout their whole adult life.
Did you know that, according to extensive research, children who sing, dance and act will have enhanced cognitive, motor and social development so are four times more likely to be recognised for academic achievement compared to non-performing friends?
Getting up on stage provides a child with life-enriching skills that can be used in any walk of life. A child who is used to performing will naturally become more confident. As adults, many of us will have to give a presentation and overcoming nerves in these situations can sometimes be tricky. A child who learns to cope with ‘performance jitters’ at an early age will carry this life-skill with them into adulthood.
Acting, singing and dancing encourages children to think for themselves and become resilient. The performing arts allow children to express their feelings. For a child who struggles to talk about emotions or is naturally shy, being able to ‘let it all out’ on stage brings with it a tremendous relief in disappearing behind a character and as a result, their confidence grows and friendships with peers develop.
BIGLITTLE Theatre School offer a variety of classes for children from Reception through to Year 10 in the Performing Arts in Christchurch, Ringwood and Bournemouth. Classes include LAMDA Acting, Singing, Performance Dance, Performance Ballet and Musical Theatre workshops in age-appropriate classes with their Theatre Machine classes. For more information visit www.biglittle.biz or call their office on 01202 434499.