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By: Christine Eagle, 2012
Every September it’s the same thing. Parents excitedly enter the dance studio with their child, ready to enrol them for their first dance class. And every September it’s the same questions. How will my child benefit from dance training? What will they learn? Will they like it? Will they make friends? When I sat down to write this paper, I began with some online research. I soon realized that the best research had already been done. With 30 years of combined experience, 15 years as a dancer, and 15 as a teacher, I have seen the benefits of dance training first hand in both my students and in myself. The academic, social and physical benefits as well as the life skills that are learned are invaluable to children. I see this every day that I go to work. I see it in myself as I confidently teach from the front of the classroom, I see it in my students as I watch them grow and develop and I see it in my graduates as they come back to visit the studio as productive and successful members of society. Although it was love for the art of dance that first began my career as a teacher, it’s the reward of seeing young people grow into confident, strong and talented adults and knowing that I had a part in that development that keeps me loving it season after season. It’s a great honor, and sometimes a great challenge, but one that I take very seriously.