Gender appropriate Movement and Dance will now enhance Idakeda's cultural interventions with young people, businesses and communities. Idakeda director Dara Healy recently completed the ‘UWI Certificate in Dance and Dance Education' with a focus on local and folk movement forms.
The completion of this course will allow educators even more options in dealing with ‘At Risk' students. The movement techniques are equally effective and relevant to corporate challenges, communities and youth groups.
International research and data have shown the positive impact of the Arts on general learning. Dance and Movement take this a step further, with the complete integration between mind and body. This combination is therefore a powerful tool in enhancing cognition and behaviour.
Idakeda will use Movement as part of its intervention approach to achieve the following:
§ Decrease myopic thinking and behaviour by introducing a new way of looking at and thinking about the world
§ In this way develop self-esteem, and reduce some of the negative manifestations of lack of self-confidence (e.g. bullying, lack of focus, problems with authority, illiteracy)
§ Increase openness to learning and establish the connection between education and life
§ Encourage the development of functional members of our society, able to understand and appreciate concepts such as national pride, harmony in diversity and good citizenship
Contact Idakeda directly to book interventions for your business, school or community.
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