In Drama classes, they learn to approach situations in an array of different manners which fosters creative thinking. In a safe and controlled setting, they can immerse themselves in a creative environment -allowing their imaginations to thrive, aiding internal exploration, and development of a sense of self. Through this creative expression, they can learn to comprehend their surroundings better and become better equipped to navigate the challenges they might face. By nurturing spontaneity, ability to think on your feet, think quickly and laterally, children feel empowered and more confident.
Performing arts is an excellent tool for learning for all -even those who are challenged by reading and writing, including those with English as a second language -as they often respond more positively to the imaginative and multi-sensory learning offered by drama. Through the exercises in performing arts, the students celebrate the richness and depth of human expression in all of its forms. They enhance their communication skills in listening, speaking, concentrating, and interpreting body language, thereby promoting social skills and emotional intelligence.
Performing arts classes are more than anything a collaborative exercise. The flow of the class relies on the cooperation of others in all performing arts. Giving your child a platform to express themselves while respecting others’ role in their own performance is beneficial to all children. Not just to those who are shy and less forthcoming but also for those who are already very confident but still struggle with teamwork. By learning self-expression through teamwork in a controlled environment, children develop self-belief, confidence, respect for others, and an understanding of self-worth. All of these elements in a child contribute to developing leadership.
Three crucial cognitive cs IN SUMMARY…
Performing arts give children opportunities to explore, discuss, and deal with different and difficult issues and express their emotions in a supportive environment. It enables them to explore their own cultural values and those of others, to think and act creatively. With a boost of energy, enthusiasm, positivity, and fun, children can develop three crucial cognitive abilities that will complete their studies in other disciplines and for the rest of their lives.