Andrew and Merry Kuharsky - Directors
4th Feb 2016 | by: Andrew Kuharsky

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Dance helps the brain to learn better

dance improves academic performanceA recent article at sharpbrains.com by Judith Lynne Hanna, PhD, author of Dancing to Learn: The Brain’s Cognition, Emotion, and Movement, is citing “more than 400 studies related to interdisciplinary neuroscience [that] reveal the hidden value of dance.” More and more scientific evidence is showing that what we do at the Greenville Ballet School training young dancers is also helping them to become better learners in their academic pursuits. On our website we have other evidence that dance improves academic performance, but this new book and article add even more evidence that this is really good for your children. Please continue reading the actual article below and share it with friends who might profit from dance classes for their children.

What Educators and Parents Should Know About Neuroplasticity, Learning and Dance

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About the Author: Andrew Kuharsky

Mr. Kuharsky is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. He was an apprentice with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, a principal dancer with The Atlanta Ballet, and a soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal. He has directed the dance programs at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and the Greenville County Schools' Fine Arts Center.