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      How arts courses benefit your child

      In our competitive society, many children participate in extracurricular activities after school to gain an edge. These activities are well known to lay the foundation for the development of intelligence, personality, social behaviour and learning capacity, and as vital elements to ensure your child does not fall behind in their development.

      Arts classes are no exception and there is much research that points to their ability to increase a child's engagement, help define their sense of self and thereby increase confidence and improve social skills, and enhance creativity and imagination1 . Studies from researchers Eccles and Barber (et al) have demonstrated that children who engage in after school activities and find that spark of interest are also likely to enjoy improved cognitive abilities and concentration, skills which translate into academic performance2 . Bradley and Conway have also found that children who participate in fine arts extracurricular programs such as art jamming, dance and theatre, were 20% less likely to drop out of school3.

      The benefits of after school arts courses can also prepare a child for longer term career and life success. In fact, artists and business leaders have many parallels. Both involve having a guiding vision, a potent point of view, formulating an ideal, navigating uncertainty, and finally producing an outcome. Engaging in arts challenges a child to think differently and push boundaries beyond established norms. Arts courses are really lessons in leadership, empathy, ambiguity, change, courage, and creativity.

      As noted in a Schumpeter blog post on “The Art of Management,” (The Economist Feb 17, 2011)

      Business has much to learn from the arts… Studying the arts can help business people communicate more eloquently…Studying the arts can also help companies learn how to manage bright people…Studying the art world might even hold out the biggest prize of all—helping business become more innovative. Companies are scouring the world for new ideas. In their quest for creativity, they surely have something to learn from the creative industries.

      Our wide range of arts classes for children are each designed to give them an edge in developing their creativity and critical thinking, and enhance their self-confidence. Children learn a growth mindset by doing, develop a greater appreciation for culture and the self, and are able to genuinely differentiate themselves from other students.

      A wide range of extracurricular arts classes

      Arts classes for children aren’t just educational, they’re also fun! Our range of after school arts courses cover diverse activities from Visual arts and art jamming, to creating Film/video projects, exploring Drama/theatre roles, tinkering in the detail and technical art of Photography, stitching up a storm in Needlework classes, creating Pottery/sculpture marvels to enjoy long after the after school program has ended, to dancing up a storm. We further divide our dance class categorization into Asian dance (ethnically inspired creations covering folk dances such as the Lion dance and Kecak dance to performances in opera and ballet), Ballet, Ballroom dancing (waltzes, foxtrots, and the quickstep), Irish dance including the stepdance, Latin dance (salsa, rumba, cha-cha, merengue, samba, bossa nova and tango) and Modern dance (hip-hop, tap, jazz, even k-pop dancing) to make it easy for parents to find the best dance class for their child. Even our Visual arts category is extensive covering art jamming, painting and drawing masterpiece creation, and mixed media exploration from high quality education centres.

      Bizibuz ballet dancing girl

      While exam preparation and after school study are important for children, giving students the opportunity for a more balanced learning experience through an after school arts program can help them develop into more well-rounded individuals with a life-long passions outside the classroom!

      Bizibuz KnowYourChild™: Find out if your child has an aptitude for the arts

      Our unique KnowYourChild™ tools are a series of benchmarking tools for children of different ages designed to track a child’s development, highlight necessary intervention and hidden talents, guide on activities to optimize performance and monitor the efficacy of activities over time.

      These tools are developed using advanced algorithms and input from top universities including the Education University of Hong Kong and Polytechnic University and senior teachers from leading institutions including the Chinese International School and Canadian International School.

      Our Primary KnowYourChild™ tools is the first of its kind to gauge the creative proclivities of a child aged 6-12 years of age in order to uncover an aptitude for visual arts, drawing and painting. A child is asked a series of questions in the area of visual arts that measure their sensitivity and creativity through interpretation. After the child has completed the tool, parents receive a comprehensive report of their child including smart activity recommendations targeted to address either weaker areas (performance more than one standard deviation below the mean) and to foster talents (performance more than two standard deviations above the mean). If the child has previously used the KnowYourChild™ tool, the report also includes development trend analysis in order to reflect on the impact of activities previously undertaken.

      Visit our KnowYourChild™ tools in order to further explore your child’s developmental progress and activity recommendations that optimize your child’s talent in the arts.

      Bizibuz girl painting


      1. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1150543.pdf

      2. Eccles JS, Barber BL, Stone M, Hunt J. Extracurricular activities and adolescent development. J Soc Issues (2003) 59:865–89. doi:10.1046/j.0022-4537.2003. 00095.

      3. Bradley, J. L., & Conway, P. F. (2016). A dual step transfer model: Sport and non-sport extracurricular activities and the enhancement of academic achievement. British Educational Research Journal, 42(4), 703-728.

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