Developing Social Competence Through Creative Dance Education

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Developing Social Competence through Creative Dance Education


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This study is based on the interesting topic of developing social competencies through creative dance education. Dance education has evolved as one of the most important ways of teaching the children about different aspects of life and development of social competencies is one out of these aspects. From the age of 3-4 years, the children are in contiguous groups promoted continuously creative movement and dance and trained. In creative dance for children of preschool children, the kids are a fun introduction to basic rhythm and dance forms. Dance with stories and pictures first child-friendly exercises are learned, the entire movement repertoire and explore dances designed together. The skills acquired here will help your child in his personal development. Some of our groups are integrating children's groups. Therefore, creative dance practices help a lot to develop social competencies. In this study, we will examine the same scenario in a detailed manner by reviewing different studies.

Table of Contents






Creative Dance Education7

Social Development through Dance9

Competencies Developed Through Creative Dance14


Aims of the Research Study16

Research Approach16



Chapter 1: Introduction


Dance is a universal human activity. It is present in every culture in the world, in different forms so it is difficult to make a comprehensive and exhaustive definition. Dance education can help prepare students for success in all dimensions of their life and help prepare them to function better in the world they live in (Warburton 2002, p. 103). There is also “indirect evidence to suggest that dance does significantly affect its students' motor abilities, self-esteem, attitudes, and worldview” (Russell 1987, p. 168). Dance education promotes the three main domains of development: cognitive, social and personal. In contemporary dance, children learn to express themselves as a whole person and fun to find in motion. The focus of the work is that students learn with their bodies in his time and space to know the shaping possibilities. You will learn how to be in trusting interaction with peers' topics, feelings and realize artistic statements. The achievements in social and psychological terms are astounding, shy children are courageous, considerate, aggressive children; the classroom community is growing together.

These experiences are confirmed by recent scientific studies. Dance, thereby encouraging the formation of personality, creativity, social competence, health through physical activity, mental development, creative skills such as personal expression through nonverbal means of communication in the interplay of movement and music and intercultural ...
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