SCD as intelligence booster?

Malcolm and Helen Brown

Message 17951 · 16 Jul 1999 22:05:07 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Ron enquired;

>
> Have any studies been done on the effects of learning Scottish Country
> Dancing at a young age?
>

One of our members who was a schoolteacher who started a children's
class at school found that there were some very real benefits.

She was lead into a false sense of security the first year as she
worked with a group of fairly high achievers.

The second year she had some problem children in the class, and
everything was a lot more difficult. However as the year progressed
the discipline and group skills of SCD produced an effect outside
the dance floor, and there was a noticable improvement in their
behaviour. She noticed this effect with other groups in subsequent
years.

But why should this effect be limited to school children - my
spouse-in-law takes a group of adults with learning difficulties,
and they seem to benefit from the same enforced teamwork, (even
if the musician has to add on a couple of bars to enable them to
get back to place!).

Many companies spend large sums of money sending their employees
on courses to develop their teamwork skills - I often wonder whether
everyone would benefit if they just sent them along to the local
SCD class.

Malcolm

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