It is our goal at the Fergus Falls School of Dance to teach our students much more than "steps". We hope to open them to a wholly different way of looking at the world.
The physical fitness that comes with dance training is actually a side benefit, not the goal. Studying dance as an "art form" is very different from taking dance as a "sport" where learning "routines" and competition are the main emphasis. Dance as an art form is concerned with the bigger picture of teaching a sense of the aesthetic, the appreciation of beauty and value. It stimulates creative energy and is a positive outlet for self-expression. In the process of learning the technical skills necessary to communicate through movement, our students acquire good posture, body awareness, flexibility and strength.
Our students develop self-discipline confidence, creative problem solving skills, the ability to take corrections, and to think as an individual within a group.
They learn to compete with themselves, to always strive to improve and do their best.
They learn the value of the unique, individual voice of each person.