GASPRO International Journal of Eminent Scholars
MUSIC AND DANCE: ASSESSING THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS TO THE HEALTH OF A CHILD
Music and dance have long held a special place in the lives of children and adults alike. Beyond their artistic and cultural significance, these forms of expression offer a plethora of health benefits to children, contributing to their holistic development. The study analyzed music and dance: assessing their health benefits to the health of a child. The study revealed that a child's health encompasses their physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being, therefore the use of music and dance as therapeutic tools, educational mediums, and recreational activities holds the potential to address multiple dimensions of health simultaneously. The study concluded that music and dance are transformative forces that extend far beyond artistic expression. They are conduits through which children can enhance their physical vitality, mental strength, emotional balance, and social connectivity. Child health is evolving, recognizing that it encompasses not only the absence of disease but also the presence of holistic well-being. Parents, educators, and healthcare professionals have a unique opportunity to harness the power of music and dance to promote the health of children. One of the recommendations made was that schools should take proactive steps to integrate music and dance into their curricula. By doing so, children will have the opportunity to engage in these creative arts as part of their regular educational experience, promoting not only artistic expression but also physical activity, creativity, and teamwork.
KEYWORDS: Music, Dance, Health Benefits and Child