What is the value of the Arts?

What is the value of the arts? Could you survive without dance, music, theatre, visual and literary arts? New Jersey was one of the first states to make the performing arts a priority in education systems and with the new NJ Visual and Performing Arts Standards released this summer, the emphasis is also on the greatly needed Social and Emotional Learning.

Self-awareness, self-efficacy, self-management and perseverance, social awareness and relationship skills are necessary to any educational environment, but through the arts they are understood and experienced in conjunction with learning an art form. Dance (and all the arts) encourages team-building and self-reflection while simultaneously fostering creativity, critical thinking and communication skills.

Arts Education supports the social and emotional well-being of students, whether through distance learning or in-person! Yes, virtual learning in the arts provides a healing and unifying power while relieving stress!

So, while the schools define how learning will be articulated this year, remember, even distance learning in the arts will provide students with a safe and positive way to express themselves! In that spirit, don’t wait, sign up for classes with the Mill Ballet School and Roxey Ballet’s Made for Television Nutcracker 2020 extravaganza.

Auditions for the virtual Nutcracker occur on September 12th, 2020

students must pre-register online before 11pm September 6! PRE-REGISTER by visiting: https://www.roxeyballet.org/auditions Audition fee must be paid at time of registration.

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