1.Music and dance engages the brain.
Children learn new things, like sounds, words and patterns through music. And with dance, they can explore and control their body movements.  These activities are great for development and stimulate connections in the growing brain.

2. It helps cultivate communication skills
Bringing together kids with songs, rhymes and actions lets them discover how to interact and connect with others. They develop listening and social skills that will give them self-confidence and better prepare them for school.

3. Music and Dance allows kids to express themselves
Happy, nervous, tired?  Engaging in creative activities lets kids release their emotions and express their feelings.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for children who aren’t yet able put their thoughts into words.

4. It helps foster physical skills 
Young musicians and dancers learn skills like balance, control and coordination.  Singing and movement is also good aerobic exercise- linked to stress reduction, physical fitness and overall good health. 

5. Music and dance contribute to creativity and imagination
With children spending more time in front of screens rather than physically playing, music and dance encourages them to be curious and imaginative.  This creative outlet can also give them opportunities to learn about other cultures through the arts.