Performing Arts Make Children Smarter at The Actor’s Edge
Did you know that when children study performing arts they actually get smarter? It’s true! When children engage in acting, singing, or dance lessons, through time, test scores rise, self-confidence grows, their ability to remember information increases and children are better able to work creatively and collaboratively in groups.
As young performers practice acting games, learn choreography, and memorize lines they create new pathways in the brain and increase muscle memory. This enhances a child’s ability to think on their feet, improve speech and articulation and increase their overall ability to present themselves in front of others.
According to a study conducted in 2008 by the College Board, students who take four years of arts and music classes while in high school score 85 points better on their SATs than students who took only one-half year or less (scores of 1,063 vs. 978, respectively) and scored an average of 523 on the Writing portion of the test – 52 points higher than students with only one-half year or less of arts/music classes. Wow!
At The Actor’s Edge we provide a nurturing and supportive environment where students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zones to create honest, dynamic and memorable performances.
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