Why Dance is important for mental health and wellbeing (in a nutshell!)
"Doctors should prescribe dance classes...for wellbeing"
(Matt Hancock, UK Health Secretary, November 2018)
Dance is being considered as a significant tool for enriching the lives of both children and adults and the reasons are simply because of the research proven benefits:
- For Children, regular dance classes/courses/workshops can have a positive impact on their health, education and life long skills such as confidence and socialisation.
- For Adults, the benefits of dance are not dissimilar - it boosts creativity/problem solving, it is fun, helps team-building, exercises the mind as well as the body and it provides a creative outlet to those dealing with mental health issues (to name just a few benefits!).
Schools and Workplaces alike are therefore increasingly turning to dance for purposes of promoting mental health and improving the wellbeing of children and adults.