Effects of a Dancing Therapy Program in the Motor Skills School-Aged Children
The practice of dancing in educational institutions today helps to perfect the harmonic development of children,
both in the intellectual and motor aspect, especially in school-aged children. By practicing dancing therapy activities children
achieve a comprehensive balance in their abilities and motor skills because the exercise that dancing provides as therapy
makes children aware of their own body, the world around them and to which they belong as well as aspects of their own
personality. Additionally, it serves as a global study on the autonomous and psychomotor development. The research
mentions an intervention dancing program that contributes to the motor development of children of school age, applying
ABC Movement Battery in children who are 10 years old. The program was executed in two stages: pre and post
intervention to verify whether the dancing therapy program improves the motor development in the participants. Each
intervention session was observed and analyzed at the end of each month. After the application of the intervention program,
coordinated and precise movements were achieved. Finally, it was concluded that the dancing therapy favors the motor skills
confirming that children can improve the psychomotricity along with their autonomous personal development using their
body as an instrument to express emotions and feelings through the practice of dancing therapy.
Keywords- Psychomotricity, Dancing Therapy, Integral Development, School Age.