The dance classroom is more than a studio; it is a laboratory. It is the training ground for an unforeseeable future. The body is constantly engaged in physical experiments dealing with weight, time, and force with variables shifting day by day or even hour by hour. Students have to be present and be aware in a way that traditional classes wish they could engage.
The type of learning involved in dance study engages the whole child: physically, emotionally, and intellectually. As a result, it is also an inclusive environment where students with all types of learning styles can have an equal chance for success.
The key for this, of course, is that we as educators recognize excellent dance students are not always the most technical dancers.