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Are you looking for something for your kids to do this summer–look no further! There are many summer camps and reasons to get your kids out in the community and staying busy this summer. Here are 10 reasons, in no particular order, that you should sign up your kids for one of INSPIRE Entertainment’s Summer Music/Dance Camps.

10. Performance Skills

This summer we are excited to help your children learn to become performers not just singers or dancers. They will get opportunities to be a part of a team/group. They will be building scenes together, mastering incredible music, and dancing till they drop…and then they will be begging you for more.

Learning these performing skills can  greatly impact  their school and personal lives for the better. It will help improve your child’s social interactions, their confidence, their self esteem, and their ability to communicate. Give your child a boost in life by bringing them to our camps!

9. Some Needed Free Time for You

You need some time this summer, now that the kids are out of school, to get things done. Why not drop them off at INSPIRE Entertainment’s brand new facility and give them an opportunity to not only have fun but learn a LOT about themselves, others, and the power of music and performance.

Leave your kids with us and have confidence in knowing that it will be well worth your time, money, and go out and do something for yourself!

8. Community Relationships 

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Being a part of INSPIRE Entertainment means that you know that your kids will also be a part of building their community. We love to not only perform in our community but also give back by getting involved in local service projects.

INSPIRE also loves to bring in community members to help our students learn and grow from others. We do workshops all the time that help students to get connected to other types of performing (Comedy, Opera, Disney, etc) and build strong ties with their community.

INSPIRE Entertainment is here to provide your children with a one-stop shop at getting diverse opportunities to learn, grow, and perform without having to leave Arizona.

7. Building Friendships

Think back to your most treasured friendship. such. great.memories, right?  Being a part of a team, creating memories together, performing as a group, watching your friends overcome insecurities, setting goals and reaching them…all of these things and more are part of what we aim to do with your children this summer.

INSPIRE Entertainment isn’t just about learning to dance, act, and sing–it is about so much more. We want to build character, respect, and create an environment that invites change, vulnerability, and so much more!

6.  Dance It Out

Do your kids get all kinds of restless and wiggly at home with nothing to do now that school is out? Are they knocking over your furniture and begging you to take them outside or to the park to play? What about dropping them off at one of our summer camps where they can dance it all out!

Connie Bergstein Dow wrote in “The Power of Creative Dance”, Evidence is mounting about the benefits of movement in the learning process. Creative dance is the perfect vehicle for enhancing the mind-body connection in young children and an important part of early education…The creative arts, by definition, nurture these aspects of developing children. Movement allows young children to approach tasks through the body, or kinesthetically, and come up with new questions, new answers, and innovative solutions.”

5.  So Much Fun!

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We LOVE to have fun! If your kids are looking for a place to get out their wiggles and have fun JOIN US this summer! WE have dancing, singing, performing, and so much more. Our staff is trained in working with children and teens and we love to see them smiling, laughing, and most of all, wanting to come back for more!

4.  Incredibly Experienced & Talented Staff

Did you know that each and every staff member at INSPIRE Entertainment has over 12+ years of experience in music/dance performance. Check out The Team on our website to discover how much talent we have packed into one place.

We have Disney Princesses, Teachers that have performed all over the world, on cruises, in BYU’s Vocal point and Young Ambassadors. We have incredible dance, musical theater, and vocal coaches who have not only performed for years but have music education and teaching degrees as well.

When you children work with our staff they will get the best of all we have to offer and more. We continue to bring in new talent, offer fun educational workshops, and our staff are always honing in on their crafts!

3. Brain Power

Just because your kids aren’t in school doesn’t mean they need to stop working their brains. Being involved in summer music/dance camps keeps your kids’ brains going all summer long!

“Because making music also involves crafting and understanding emotional content and message-musicians often have higher levels of executive functioning.” (Anita Collins)

“Music has been known to alleviate stress by increasing the body’s release of endorphins—the feel good chemicals. New research also reveals that music produces powerful effects on the brain, promoting cognitive development, verbal skills and emotional intelligence.”  (Mary Desaulniers)

2Confidence & Self Esteem Building

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In a recent INSPIRE Entertainment Blog post, “How Performance builds confidence & Self Esteem”, we found “students who were highly involved with the arts outperformed less-involved peers, even within low socioeconomic groups. Music, in particular, helps provide children with improved classroom skills, including critical thinking, creative problem solving, team work, and effective communication.”

This means that when your kids come to our summer camps not only will they have fun, make new friends, and learn a lot about music and performance but they will also build their confidence and self esteem!

1. Making Dreams Come True

With shows like “American Idol”, “The Voice”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Dancing With The Stars” and so much more your kids are growing up with dreams of being dancers, entertainers, singers, performers, and so much more. They want to learn more but you’re not sure where to start.

Make your kid’s dreams come true by enrolling them in our summer camps! They will find adventure, fun, friends, and begin or continue an amazing journey that will take them to places they can’t imagine!

All Summer Camps will be held at the INSPIRE Entertainment Studio – 3244 E Guadalupe Rd Ste 108 Gilbert, AZ 85234. Meals will not be provided, so please make sure you eat breakfast before coming to camp each day and bring snacks or a lunch if needed throughout the day. There will be breaks periodically throughout each day.   Register NOW!

 “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

As children and teens navigate their great big world they can’t help but feel small and insignificant. The lucky ones are those who find something they love at an early age.  The rest seem to gravitate toward whatever they are closest to or where they feel the most accepted. I have always loved the opening quote of this blog because of its truth.  In life there will always be those who hear the music and those who don’t. Even more there will always be those who dance when they hear the music and those who don’t.  Performing Arts Programs create a fun and structured space for kids to navigate the ups and downs of their adolescence.

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Learning how to perform, singing with and in front of others, dancing as part of a team or group – all of these things help kids build a sense of purpose, camaraderie, confidence, and self esteem. Cheryl Lock’s article, “Turn to the Arts to Boost Self Esteem” , that was published on PBS.Org,  had a lot of great things to say about how the arts positively affect children. She also mentioned,

A 2005 Harris Poll found that 93 percent of Americans agreed the arts are vital to providing a well-rounded education for children. In another 2009 study, 12 years of data was collected for the National Educational Longitudinal Survey to look at the effect of education, visual, and performing arts on the achievement and values of children. The study found that students who were highly involved with the arts outperformed less-involved peers, even within low socioeconomic groups. Music, in particular, helps provide children with improved classroom skills, including critical thinking, creative problem solving, team work, and effective communication.

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A few months ago the founders of INSPIRE were able to witness one of their students sit down at a piano and sing a solo in front of a room filled with complete strangers. This particular student started coming to INSPIRE Youth classes a few years ago but she was quiet and lacked confidence in her abilities. After some time, a few solos, and lots of of bonding through the power music, she grew into an incredible performer. It was amazing to sit and watch her put those skills into action.

“Music CAN change the world because it CAN change the people.” (Bono Vox-U2)

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Here at INSPIRE Entertainment we want to provide a place where children of all ages can come play, move, sing, explore their creative minds, and move their wiggly bodies. Literature is full of studies that tell us that children are healthier and happier if they are moving and using music in their lives. From her blog post, “The Power of Music in the Learning Process,” Roann Keen said,

Music and movement is a powerful tool, encouraging the young child to learn in fun and exciting ways.  As teachers and caregivers, we can help children to “see” into an imaginary world and create fun without the use of fancy and expensive props, toys or visuals.  Through music and movement activities, we can help children to explore the world of nature, especially when we take them outside.  Encouraging children to move, dance and sing while they are playing promotes a healthy lifestyle and often teaches them how to play.

It’s not so much about having your children in a specific type of music and movement program but more importantly that children thrive from music and movement. It helps them to become more social, stay healthy – this is becoming increasingly important as children are more and more sedimentary and are becoming more and more obese, and helps them to boost their creative juices. Connie Bergstein Dow wrote in “The Power of Creative Dance”,

Evidence is mounting about the benefits of movement in the learning process. Creative dance is the perfect vehicle for enhancing the mind-body connection in young children and an important part of early education…The creative arts, by definition, nurture these aspects of developing children. Movement allows young children to approach tasks through the body, or kinesthetically, and come up with new questions, new answers, and innovative solutions.

Come check out our music and movement classes and learn more about how this type of activity can play an essential role in the life of your children!

Mommy & Me Music & Movement  (Ages 1-3)

Musical Minis (Ages 3-4)

Fun with Music (Ages 5-7)

Treblemakers (Ages 8-10)

Rockin’ Singers (11-13)

Voices in Harmony (14-18)

*Each week we will offer blog posts like this one and encourage you to join our newsletter coming out next month! For more information about INSPIRE Entertainment go to our website: www.inspireent.com or send an email to info@inspireent.com

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“Music has been known to alleviate stress by increasing the body’s release of endorphins—the feel good chemicals. New research also reveals that music produces powerful effects on the brain, promoting cognitive development, verbal skills and emotional intelligence.”  (Mary Desaulniers)

 

I think most people recognize that music is powerful, that it is important to have in our children’s schools, that it teaches discipline, and allows children to express emotions they can’t in other avenues of their lives. But, did you know that music can actually reduce anxiety and help children focus?

On January 5, 2015 I read an article in The Strad called, “Study Finds Musical Training May Focus Attention and Reduce Anxiety in Children” where Psychiatrists at the University of Vermont college of Medicine monitored 232 children between the ages of 6-18 to see how music affects their brains. What they found was remarkable. “Music practice influenced cortical thickness related to ‘executive functioning, including working memory, attention control, as well as organisation and planning for the future’. In children with musical backgrounds the brain was affected ‘in areas that play a critical role in inhibitory control, as well as aspects of emotion processing’.”

“Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” (Leonard Bernstein)

In other words, children that get involved with music, especially those that are asked to practice music, are helping their brains to develop in a way that lead to less anxiety, better thinking, emotional communication, and so much more. This study says that music is more than just fun–it is way for parents to help their children do better in school, with their peers, and in life! Dr. James Hudziak, professor of psychiatry and director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families, who led this study noted,

Three quarters of US high school students ‘rarely or never’ take extracurricular lessons in music or the arts. ‘Such statistics, when taken in the context of our present neuroimaging results underscore the vital importance of finding new and innovative ways to make music training more widely available to youths, beginning in childhood.’

INSPIRE Entertainment offers an opportunity for kids, beginning at an early age, to learn music and movement in creative and innovate ways, thus also helping them to develop patterns in their brains that will later help them focus in school and have less anxiety!

 

*We will continue offering blog posts like this one in the future and encourage you to join our newsletter coming out next month! For more information about INSPIRE Entertainment go to our website: www.inspireent.com or send an email to info@inspireent.com