Dance Now is keeping contemporary dance alive in the Miami area and beyond. Karen Crew is a member of the board of directors for this esteemed dance organization, and she recently discussed how dance can benefit children throughout the Miami area and beyond.
"Programs for the arts are becoming less common in schools around the country," Karen Crew said. "Dance Now! Miami is keeping high caliber performance arts alive in the Miami area."
Karen Crew explained that dance can be physically and mentally beneficial for young children. She added that kids who take part in the arts and actively participate spend less time in front of smartphones, computers, and television screens.
"Dance is incredibly physical," Karen Crew explained. "It may not have the same reputation as football or basketball, but people who practice dance are incredibly fit. They have muscular strength, aerobic fitness, and superior endurance."
Karen Crew added that dance offers a number of non-physical health benefits as well. Kids who practice dance tend to have superior physical confidence and improved psychological well-being. They exhibit greater self-esteem, better social skills, and greater self-motivation to achieve goals they set for themselves.
"Dance is a creative physical activity," Karen Crew added. "It can be an excellent way for kids to release energy and practice being imaginative in a setting outside of home and school. Early childhood is the best time to develop creativity is a productive way to help kids do that."
Dance Now! Miami is known for promoting quality contemporary dance performances, art education, and a number of the innovative program. The mission of the company is to make dance available to all people throughout the Miami area and well beyond. Dance Now! now holds accolades in 15 states and on three continents. In addition to high caliber performances, the company offers a variety of dance programs and activities for people throughout the area. The organization is passionate about arts education and has educated more than 30,000 kids across South Florida.
The Dance Now! Youth Ensemble, in collaboration with the Miami Arts Charter Dance Department, was founded in 2019 to provide scholarship opportunities, mentorship, and performances for talented kids across the region. Dance Now is a nationally and internationally respected brand.
"Dance Now! is keeping the art of dance alive throughout Miami, across the country, and even around the world," Karen Crew said. "I'm honored to be a member of the board of directors, and I'm excited about what Dance Now is doing for kids and adults throughout the area."
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