Aim of Moving Feet
Our aim is to enhance a Students development neurologically and musically by teaching artistry, creativity and discipline through dance. To empower all students of all ages though exercise and discipline while cultivating passion. student’s naturally respond to music due to the rhythmic melody of their mother’s voice in the womb and our aim is to use music as a tool to broaden their horizons.
During the 1990s researchers at university of California at Irvine led by Gordon Shaw, a physicist, and Frances Rauscher, a cellist and a psychologist, studied the relation between music and intelligence. In one study, they divided three and four year olds into three groups. One group received piano lessons, another private computer lessons, and a third either studied singing or had no special lessons at all.
After six months, the group studying piano was the only one to show a significant increase in spatial-temporal reasoning; in fact, these children scored 34 percent higher than did the next group.
Spatial-temporal reasoning is required for certain higher brain functions and is employed in chess, mathematics, engineering, and composing music. It enables the thinker to put mental images into many different forms without having to use a concrete model of any of the forms. This increase in spatial-temporal reasoning has been dubbed the “Mozart Effect”. We train the physical response to musical stimulation in both structured and creative sessions to enhance the student’s mental and physical development. We strive to make each lesson fun and stimulating in order to unleash the student’s creativity.
Advantages of dance for all ages
Leanne van Breda
Leanne started dancing at her mother’s dance school in Johannesburg at the age of three. Completing all her Major dance examinations with the IDTA, Checcetti ballet Dance Corr and eventually ISTD. Her love for the arts took her to University of Pretoria to study drama, stage design, choreography, physical theatre and theatre in education.