A media company and a dance apparel company are pairing to promote a new dance to promote kids’ heath.
Wisharoopark.com and Capezio dance apparel are promoting the “Duckle Dance,” which they describe as “a little bit of ballet, a little bit of tap and a whole lot of fun.”
They are encouraging families with kids ages 3 to 6 to watch video of the dance at www.wisharoopark.com, then submit a video of themselves doing the dance. Five winners will receive a $500 dance scholarship. Second place is a prize pack.
Besides the health benefits of dancing, “Research shows that children who have exposure to the arts as part of their curriculum outperform their counterparts on an academic level by 18 to 27 percent on standardized testing. What’s more, these ‘art-rich’ students show increased levels of creativity, confidence and self-esteem, which may prove to be the most valuable long-term assets of their educations,” a news release said.