There are many benefits of dance! Dance encourages physical development as well as the emotional, social and cognitive health of growing children and adults.
For physical development, dance teaches coordination, strength, endurance and range of motion. Dance also provides a way for students of all ages to express themselves emotionally through creative movement. Dancing offers socialization and cooperation in a group, resulting in the ability to relate to others more easily. And, learning to dance creates a wonderful chance for the mind and body to work together to improve intellect, including memory, perception, judgment and reasoning.
PAC offers ballet and tap classes for children, tap classes for adults, and dance therapy classes and individual lessons for children and teens with special needs. The Moving West Repertory Dance Theater provides an excellent opportunity for teens and adults to explore modern dance.