Smarter and Healthier
Children with VOLTA'S Science-Based Dance
What is VOLTA Performance Arts?
We engage your child in critical thinking, allowing them to develop a deeper sense of self-awareness.
Science integration is at the core of our curriculum.
Your child will have fun learning about their body in motion.
By creating space is that is safe, caring, respectful and inclusive we see children of all backgrounds open up and experience their full potential as dancers.
We push back at traditional dance training techniques as it conforms to only one body type which results in a great risk of injury.
As it was traditionally taught - not all bodies had the ability to physically handle the demanding rigor of the art form. This led to putting a lot of dancers in jeopardy of having dance-related injuries. Sports medicine helped dancers, but emphasized dealing with injuries “after the fact”.
“The best injury prevention rests in the hands of the teachers who must understand everyone has a unique body.”
There is a need to adapt training procedures to suit the body of each dance student.
Because of this, I decided to integrate anatomy and physics into my dance teaching in order to ensure safe practices.
I didn’t want a student to give up on their passion because they didn’t feel as if they had the “right body” - she wanted to show them that everyBODY has a “dancer’s body,” they just need to learn their own internal blueprint and structure.
By doing so, they could achieve the same results without putting their body through any unnecessary stress and prevent common dance injuries.
One of the ways VOLTA achieves science integration is by having adopted the Revolutionary Principles of Movement (RPM) philosophy. Using the integration of anatomy, kinesiology, and physics, RPM aims to create efficiency in dancers to work in a way that prevents injuries instead of treating them after the fact. Instead of teaching the “what” we teach the “how” We are not here to teach your child dance, we are here to teach your child how to dance.