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Why Dance?

ChezaCheza uses dance in a unique way to transfer life skills to learners. We believe that the classroom is not always the most conducive environment to teach life skills. Learning life skills can be more effective through movement. Dance is a natural method for learning and a basic form of cultural expression. Moving your body to music is an integral part of African culture which makes it easy to engage children to dance.


Dance is also a very inclusive activity in terms of age, gender, physical and mental ability. Moving your body to music is a universal practise that can be done by young children as well as adults. It is not limited to any ability or disability either. Dance is also inclusive of all genders, with both boys and girls gravitating towards this activity.

Emotional awareness

Besides being a sport, dance is a tool for self-expression. Children enjoy the opportunity to express their emotions and become aware of themselves and others through creative movement. It fosters creative and critical thinking skills, socials and motivational skills that are considered necessary for success in school, work and life. ChezaCheza creates a safe space where children are accepted, mistakes can be made and there is freedom of expression.

Social skills

It also promotes positive social skills, including self-confidence, self-control, conflict resolution, collaboration, empathy and social tolerance. Dance lessons can help children improve their social skills and enable them to communicate better, learn teamwork, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and make new friends.

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