Who Do We Benefit?

Who Do We Benefit?

  • Center For Disease Control and Prevention statistics indicate that more than 1 in 7 American children have a mental, behavioral or developmental disorder.
  • National Down Syndrome Society statistics show 1 in every 700 births in the USA are born with Down Syndrome, approximately 6,000 babies annually.
  • CDC statistics indicate that there are over 6 million children aged 2-5 years old with ADHD.  75% of those children diagnosed were given medicine as treatment even though the long-term use of medicine is unknown and the recommended first line of treatment calls for behavior therapy.
  • There is a growing relationship between poverty and risk for disability.  Children in poverty situations are 40% more likely to develop social, emotional and behavioral problems.

    Dance helps children with special needs develop cognitive skills, provides exercise to manage weight and improves self-confidence.  Dance provides a sense of achievement and improved memory.

    GDA in summary benefits:
    • Differently Abled Students
    • Disadvantaged Students
    • Dance Studio Locations
    • Independent Dance Instructors

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