BENEFITS OF PERFORMING ARTS

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CONFIDENCE &
SELF ESTEEM

Confidence and self-esteem enables young people to face challenges in every day life and unfamiliar situations.

 

Studies have shown that a performing arts education is proven to enhance both confidence and feelings of self worth.

Interacting with other like-minded young people in a performing arts setting is a great way to form new friendships and also overcome shyness. 

 

At YTA, we actively encourage and support all of our students to develop and grow as a performer at their own pace, in a safe and nurturing environment. 

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TEAM WORK
& FRIENDSHIP

Performing arts lessons require group co-operation and students work together effectively in order to achieve a common goal.

 

Group singing brings people together and is great for bonding - studies have shown that people who sing in groups are more connected to one another than those participating in other classes.

 

Performing arts classes give students the opportunity to create strong bonds with one another - laughing, learning and growing together each week. 

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ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

Performing arts enable children to express themselves and develop their creativity.

Studies have also shown that children who receive a performing arts education, are also able to benefit from an enhanced performance in other academic subjects like maths and English.

 

One of the greatest benefits of singing is the constant use of the ‘memory muscle’ and the ability to improve mental concentration and memory.

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LANGUAGE &
COMMUNICATION

Drama improves all forms of communication - verbal and non verbal.

 

Our classes encourage young people to explore vocal projection, articulation, tone of speech and expression as well as communication through the use of facial expression and body language. Listening and observation skills are also improved through performing arts. 

Singing helps to develop language and communication skills whilst exercising lip and tongue movement which helps with speech development as well as broadening vocabulary.

 

Young children learn rapidly through the use of music, song and rhyme as the process of singing helps to embed the information in a child’s mind. For instance, many young children may learn the letters of the alphabet through the use of song.

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EMPATHY & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Through drama and role play, students are able to develop an understanding of characters and roles, allowing them to relate to different situations, backgrounds and cultures.

 

Students are encouraged to empathise with the character they are playing which develops their emotional understanding. The arts install compassion and tolerance for others - both important life skills to have.

 

At YTA, students interact with others of different ages, cultures, beliefs and backgrounds, allowing them to explore differing thoughts and opinions.

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CREATIVITY &
IMAGINATION

Performing arts allow us to be creative, which is vital to society. People who can

express themselves creatively, enable the world to move forward.

 

It is through creativity and self expression that young people begin to develop their own identity and the performing arts are a vital tool in supporting this.

 

When young people are encouraged to express themselves freely, they are able to explore their strengths and individuality.

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PHYSICAL &
MENTAL HEALTH

The performing arts allow us to be creative, which is vital to society. People who can express themselves creatively, enable the world to move forward.

 

It is through creativity and self expression that young people begin to develop their own identity and the performing arts are a vital tool in supporting this.

 

When young people are encouraged to express themselves freely, they are able to explore their strengths and individuality.

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PROBLEM SOLVING

The use of games and improvisation in drama lessons, enables  students to apply problem solving skills to a variety of scenarios.

 

Performing arts presents young people with many challenges day in and day out, and they must learn to overcome them.

 

Students are encouraged to explore their creativity which allows them to question and analyse thoughts and opinions. For example, a performance piece may require a student to portray a particular emotion or situation through the use of physical movement alone.