6. NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION
Non Verbal Communication is often stated as more important than verbal. The performing arts develops a child’s awareness of how they are communicating with the world through their body language. Many people go through life unconscious of the messages they are sending with their posture and gestures. Through experiences in theatre and dance education, children learn to breakdown the mechanics of body language. They experience different ways of moving and how those movements communicate different emotions. They are then coached in performance skills to ensure they are portraying their character effectively to the audience. This is powerful, not only, on the stage, but in a job interview!
DEVELOPING NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS
HOW WILL YOU KNOW?
• They walk tall without hunching over
• They stand with their arms uncrossed
• They make eye contact during interactions with people they meet
• They use their facial expressions to express positivity