Performing arts, creative activities, artistic expression; however you want to define it, they all play a pivotal role in the growth of children – mentally and physically. Performing arts are anything that requires an audience for a creative performance. Dance, music and theatre are popular forms of performing arts that every child should experience at least once. Students can benefit from participation in arts, both at school and as additional activities.

Students who participate in performing arts are at a greater advantage than those who don’t. Research shows that continued learning in performing arts such as, music and theatre, correlates strongly with higher achievement in math and reading. New research has also demonstrated that extracurricular and curricular music activities help to promote creativity, social development and self-worth.

The top ten skills children learn by participating in arts:

  1. Creativity
  2. Confidence
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Perseverance
  5. Focus
  6. Non-verbal communication
  7. How to receive constructive criticism
  8. Collaboration
  9. Dedication
  10. Accountability

At the Henderson International School, we strongly believe in incorporating arts into our everyday curriculum. Visual and performing arts help to build self-esteem, inspire creativity and lead students to think critically. We integrate visual arts, music, musical theatre and dance into each grade level to enhance child development.

There are plenty of art related events taking place in the Las Vegas valley that you can attend with your child. Here are a few upcoming events for the month of September:

Who: Prince Kuhio Ho’olaule’A Pacific Island Festival
What: Hawaiian culture song and dance festivities
Where: Henderson Events Plaza
When: September 14-15, 2013 from 9 am – 6 pm

Who: The Henderson Symphony Orchestra
What: 27th season of the orchestra’s talented musical performance
Where: Henderson Pavilion
When: September 14, 2013 at 8 pm

Who: ArtBeat’s Crowd of Small Adventures
What: Las Vegas based rock-pop band
Where: Henderson Events Plaza
When: September 20, 2013 from 8 pm-10 pm


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