Just Dance: Improving a Child’s Emotional and Social Skills Through Dance

February 27th, 2018

There’s a reason why it feels so good when you have an uninhibited dance party in your bedroom. As well as being a great way to release tension — not to mention have a lot of fun — there are studies showing that dance is also an excellent way to foster the emotional and social […]

Sportime Rhythmic Movement Physical Education Program

February 20th, 2018

Sportime featuring SPARK is happy to announce the launch of our new Rhythmic Movement Program. This program includes 3 different resources to help teachers integrate rhythmic concepts and activities into their physical education curriculum. Rhythmic Movement Activity Guide This activity guide provides opportunities for fundamental movement experiences so students can learn to move effectively and […]

16 Ideas for Teaching Dance in PE

February 15th, 2018

Teaching dance in physical education classes can benefit both teachers and students. Dance allows instructors to be creative and engage students who might not get as much out of other activities.

3 Innovative Physical Education Teaching Techniques

April 18th, 2017

Physical fitness among young people has now found itself at the forefront of society’s scrutiny. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), obesity among children between the ages of 2 and 19 has more than doubled in recent years, leaving students susceptible to the development of diabetes, complex joint issues and a host of […]

How to Include Dance in Your Lesson Plan

March 2nd, 2017

Just as with most sports, dance has many benefits beyond the physical. It has been shown to improve a child’s social and emotional skills, with teachers reporting that dance made their students more accepting of one another and respectful of their body and that of others. Dance is also a good means of fitness for […]