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Dancing Scientists

Dancing Scientists is a movement-based learning program within the school day. It seeks to help close the science achievement gap by merging dance with core curricula to help students understand and retain scientific phenomena.

The science achievement gap refers to the difference in academic performance between groups of students, especially groups defined by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity and gender. Art transcends these differences with dance being one of the most universal as it is inherent in every culture and intrinsic in every human being. “For many students, science is a burden,” says physicist and co-founder of the World Science Festival, Brian Greene. Learning through movement can engage students, help them understand complex scientific phenomena and increase retention. Movement heightens neurogenesis in the brain and engages multiple neural networks that are not activated by simple observational learning. Interim Artistic Director, Zoé Henrot believes the mind-body connection presents a natural path to learning through dance. Her dual-degree in Dance and Biology was the catalyst for Dancing Scientists. Programs such as Dance Your Ph.D. and Brain Dance have embraced this idea in universities and dance schools but we want to offer it to our public schools. Every student deserves the opportunity to understand scientific phenomena surrounding her and to have a chance to discover the next phenomenon.

 

Contact Zoé Emilie Henrot for more information on Dancing Scientists
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