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Feel the Groove and Bust a Move! Benefits of Music and Dance

This week, shake off those end-of-summer scaries! Dancing is a great way to get your body moving and can even help boost your mood. Dance has a rich history and is an important part of many different cultures.
Learning Snacks: Feel the Groove and Bust a Move! Benefits of Music and Dance
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FOR KIDS: LET'S HAVE A DANCE PARTY!
Let’s have a dance party! Dancing helps us get exercise and be creative. Practice these dances from Donkie Hodie and Pinkalicious to show off your moves. Or play these music and dance-themed games to groove on the go!


FOR PARENTS: DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS OF DANCE
Music and dance can be used for children to practice self-regulation and flexible thinking. Dancing helps children learn step-by-step directions and memorization skills. These benefitswill surely make your family do the happy dance!


FOR EDUCATORS: USING DANCE IN THE CLASSROOM
Dancing can be used to explore history, culture, the arts, and sciences. PBS Learning Media’s Dance collection offers social-emotional lessons, cultural dance videos, and resources for using dance in academic subjects.

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