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What is Arts Integration?
As defined by The Kennedy Center, "Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.
Students engage in a Creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both".
- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2008
Movement classes build basic skills that all children should possess and dance gives students an important tool to understand and express who they are in the world. Dance engages a child to observe, focus, collaborate, persevere, make decisions, and receive constructive feedback. Dance enables a student to learn to evaluate one’s own work and working process and the work of others in relation to a set of standards. As a result, students are better equipped to create and respond to the world and to their immediate environment. These students are better prepared for access to multiple means of communication and strategies for creativity and collaboration.
"Art is the most effective mode of communication that exists."
— John Dewey
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