Dance is good for you!

Essential Question:  Why is dance a healthy activity?

Learning Target:  I can describe how dance helps us physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Let's take a look at why some people dance...

Why did these young ladies say they enjoy dance?

Why do these teachers think dance is important to learn?

Why is dance good for your body?

3 Parts of Wellness

Physical Health

Mental Health

Emotional Health

If someone has good physical, mental, and emotional health, we say that they are well. Dance is a great activity for boosting your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Physical:  Dance is a form of exercise. Depending on the style, dance can be aerobic or anaerobic. Dance is good for your heart and for developing strong, lean, flexible muscles.

Mental:  Dance requires concentration. Practicing mental focus through dance can help your memory. Improvising in dance can improve your decision making skills and creativity. Dancers "think on their feet"!

Emotional:  Dance can help people to relieve stress, worry, or fear. Dance can also be a way to express your feelings (emotions).

Create!

Create something that promotes dance as a healthy activity. You can concentrate on physical, mental, or emotional health -- or all three. You will have the rest of this class period as well as our next class to finish your presentation.

Here are your options:

Write and perform a TV commercial

Write and perform a radio announcement

Design and illustrate a magazine advertisement

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