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Holiday Performing arts Program

Xstatics first Holiday perfroming arts Program ad Concert 

 

From the 9th- 13th December 2013 Xstatic Dance studio ran its first Holiday performing arts program. 

We had 16 kids between the ages of 4 and 11 who participated in the program and it was a huge success. 

The Students came to the studio every day between 8:30am and Mid day. 

The stduents learnt various dance styles including : Hip Hop , Break dance , Freestyle, Irish, Ballet Dance games and Rock N Roll. 

We also did drama activities and Singing activities. 

At the end of the week. All the kids performed in a concert which we practised for during the week. 

All Parents were invited to watch the concert and I was very happy to see so many moms, dads, grannies  and domestic workers coming to watch the talented kids. 

After the concert we had a prize giving. Prizes were given to top individuals and groups for various differents activities, singing , dancing , drama, behaviour etc. 

The Holiday performing arts program was a great success and we cant wait for the next program which will be in March and April 2014 

 

The next dates for holiday programs are as follows:

31st March to 4 April 2014 

21st April to 25th April 2014 

 

Keep Dancing 

#dance #holidays #kidsfun #xstaticdance #hiphop #freestyle #drama #singing 

 

 

DANCE MAKES YOU SMARTER!!

HOW DANCING NOURISHES  YOUR BRAIN

When I found this article I had to share. I have always known Dance had extreme benefits but now it has been proven that dance not only help us physically and emotionally but it is actually one the of the only forms of exercise that assists in making you Smarter!!! 
 
Take a look at the awesome article by Richard Powers 
 
USE IT OR LOSE IT by Richard Powers.
 
 
"For centuries, dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise.  More recently we've seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being. Then most recently we've heard of another benefit: Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one's mind can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit.
 
 
Dancing also increases cognitive acuity at all ages.
 
 
One of the surprises of the study was that almost NONE of the physical activities appeared to offer any protection against dementia.  There can be cardiovascular benefits of course, but the focus of this study was the mind.
 
There was one important exception:

the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was frequent dancing. 
 

 

  • Reading - 35% reduced risk of dementia
  • Bicycling and swimming - 0%
  • Doing crossword puzzles at least four days a week - 47%
  • Playing golf - 0%
  • Dancing frequently - 76%.

 

 
WHY IS DANCING FREQUENTLY SO MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OTHER ACTIVITIES?
 
Because dancing is an activity which require split-second rapid-fire decision making, as opposed to rote memory (retracing the same well-worn paths)
 
Basically I guess this article just highlight the fact that its time for everyone to get dancing Tiny Tots, Kids , Tweens , Teens and Adults lets all get Healthier More confident and Smarter 
 
Come and get dancing with Xstatic Dance studio :) 
 
For the Love of Dance 
 
Yours in Dance 
 
Lindy Liebmann 
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