- Are you a new dance parent looking for the right place for your child?
- Has your child danced before but you're new to the Orange County area and in search of the right place for your child to continue in dance?
- Did you dance as a child and want to rekindle your love of dance?
Whatever your circumstance, we're pleased that you found our website and we hope it will help you to understand a little bit about who we are! Please continue to explore this website for information and when you're ready, give us a call at (562) 594-5818 with any questions you might have. We can't wait to meet you!
June 18-19, 2018
We want to make sure you find your perfect place at Impact. These Evaluation workshops are perfect for students new to Impact Dance Center as well as current Impact Dance Center students seeking reevaluation. These workshops will give our instructors a good idea of your current ability as well give you a chance to meet some new dance friends. Can't wait to see you there!
15 Reasons EVERY child should learn to dance (Thank you Judith Lynne Hanna!)
- Dance education aids the development of kinesthetic intelligence.
- Dance education creates opportunities for self-expression and communication within the constraints of the medium of the body.
- Dance, whether representational, thematic, or abstract, is a repository of civilization that changes through time.
- Dance education teaches the values and skills of creativity, problem solving, risk taking, making judgments in the absence of rules, and higher-order thinking skills.
- Dance provides an opportunity for students to recognize that there are multiple solutions to problems.
- The study of dance fosters an individual’s ability to better interpret interpersonal nonverbal communication.
- Dance education provides a strong base from which to analyze and make informed judgments about corporeal images.
- Learning the dances of other cultures helps students to develop an understanding and respect for them.
- Through stimulating all the senses, dance goes beyond verbal language in engaging dancers and promoting the development of multisensory beings.
- Dance provides options to destructive alternatives in a world that is unpredictable and unsafe for children.
- Dance education prepares people for careers in dance and other fields.
- Dance enhances an individual’s lifelong quality of life.
- Participation in dance benefits our communities economically.
- Dance education helps students develop physical fitness, appreciation of the body, concern for sound health practices, and effective stress management approaches.
- Dance education contributes to the National Education Goals (from the Educate America Act of 1994).