Motivating Students Through Dance

“The motivation [for students to write about what they learn] is built in, because the students get to do what they’re writing about,” notes Scott Pivnik. Dance provides other motivations as well, he adds:

  • “The nice thing about dance is that it is nonconfrontational and completely cooperative. You learn how to work together as a group to make a final product, and everybody has to participate in order for it to look good.”
  • “Some people are going to look at this whole thing and say, ‘How do you know this is working?’ You just have to come in and look at it. There’s a level of self-confidence that develops, a level of poise that comes from this. Deep down inside it’s: ‘Wow, I can do this.’”