The arts have typically played a relatively unimportant role in American schools. Arts educators have tried to strengthen the position of the arts in our schools by arguing that the arts can be used to buttress the 3Rs. The arts, they said, could help children learn to read and write and calculate and understand scientific concepts.
Here are 11 facts about why arts education is important in schools around the world.
These two six year old twin girls from Taiwan give viewers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show a cute performance to Taylor Swift’s hit song “Shake It Off.”
Four year old Heaven is an amazing dancer. She specializes in ballet, modern and hip hop dancing. She also may be the world’s youngest talk show host as she has her own YouTube series called The Heaven Show where she has given play doh tutorials. She’s even appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to dance with her mom for the world to see!
When Ellen DeGeneres saw 8 year old hip hop dancer Aidan Xiong’s video on the internet she was blown away! She invited him to show off his skills on her show. Choreography by Tricia Miranda.
Arts have a huge affect on our lives, whether we know it or not. Studies have proven that students who participate in the arts in school engage better in learning and are more active thinkers. Arts also thrives our economy and allows us to understand more diversity throughout each country. The arts also help us at our jobs as employees become innovative.
Meet 8-year-old Kevin Tellez and 6-year-old Beberly Devers. Their fancy salsa footwork caught the world’s attention at a salsa congress in Israel. The kids get their training at a dance studio in New Jersey and they’ve already won a world championship competition for their age group. Now, they’re going viral.
What a dance by a chubby Korean baby!
Nearly three year old William was traveling to Portugal in July 2012 when he finds the M&M promotion stand in tax-free shopping in an airport where kids can win chocolate if they dance. William does his rendition of “hip hop” dancing.
This is video of two year old William Stokkebroe dancing the “Pablo Doble.” Pretty talented kid with impressive skills.