Science of Dance Program Interest Form
This program teaches scientific concepts through dance to engage young children in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Dance choreography is sequenced, causal, and unfolds over time, much like the many processes relating to the human body. In addition, many of the cognitive skills linked to dance, such as working memory, mental rotation, problem solving, and socio-cognitive ability, are associated with better performance in STEM disciplines. Thus, dance offers a unique format through which to teach STEM concepts.

Your child will attend a weekly class where he/she will learn STEM concepts such as centrifugal force (physics), mitosis/meiosis (biology), synaptic transmission (brain science), etc. through learning the fundamentals of dance and creative movement. These lessons will be engaging, interactive, and instill a deep understanding of abstract STEM concepts in students. Students will also participate in "Skype-A-Scientist" sessions where they will virtually meet leading scientists and be able to ask them questions about their work. Through these classes, we hope to present science in a way that is more engaging, exciting, and less intimidating, so that more children are inclined to enjoy and choose STEM fields in the future.

At the end of the program, your children will perform in a recital where they will share their progress with family and friends.

This program is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 9. If you wish to enroll more than one child in this program, please fill out this form again.

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Please contact Kaitlyn May with any questions: kmay3@crimson.ua.edu
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