EBRPSS Department of Fine Arts

408 E Polk St,

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Dance

Here in EBR we offer a variety of dance classes, ranging from Ballet to Hip Hop to Jazz and everything in between.

Education in the art of dance engages the artistic processes of creating, performing and critical analysis. These processes require students to read symbol systems, use critical thinking skills, excel in nonverbal reasoning and communication, exchange ideas, work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, and interact within a multicultural society. More comprehensively, education in the art of dance develops kinesthetic and spatial learning as well as intra- and interpersonal knowledge of self and others.

Arts research shows that students who study dance are more:

• Self-motivated, disciplined and focused in their everyday lives.

• Expressive in their communication of emotions, thoughts and feelings.

• Creative and imaginative.

• Able to critically analyze their own work and the work of others.

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."

-Martha Graham