Dance enhances skills of perception, observation, and concentration. This is because one needs to learn choreography and steps. Dance also helps prevent dementia in old age.
Find out more here: http://time.com/5484237/dancing-health-benefits/
What we teach for adults:
“Brought to the forefront of popular culture by dance pioneer Merce Cunningham, contemporary dance changed much of what people thought about dance before it existed. Cunningham did not believe in the importance of the straight line or straightforward narrative in dance, as was so important in ballet and classical styles. Instead, Cunningham’s dance stressed unpredictability, expression, and freedom, while simultaneously maintaining a strong focus on technique.”
Compared to dances like Ballet of which Contemporary derived from, it focuses more on movement of the torso rather than the importance of the legs. This makes it a more freestyle of dance which is more fluid rather than sharp and strict. It also involves more floor movement and makes it more freeing.
What we teach for kids:
Hip Hop Dance
Hip-hop developed from several cultures including jazz, rock, tap, and American and Latino cultures. Hip-hop is a very energetic form of dancing. It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. The hip-hop culture is influenced by the following four elements: disc jockeys, graffiti (art), MCs (rappers), and B-boys and B-girls.
“A free expressive style of dancing that developed in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet. In recent years it has included elements not usually associated with dance, such as speech and film.”