Research – Dance

2013 RMIT University research outcomes on the impact of the e.motion21 dance programs

research-reportRMIT University surveyed e.motion21 dancers and families on the effects of participation in e.motion21 programs. Here is a snapshot of some of the findings;

All dancers

  • 89% of parents of children, teens and adults with Down syndrome report their child experiencing enjoyment, fun and pleasure from e.motion21 dance experiences
  • 85% of parents of children, teens and adults with Down syndrome revealed their child with Down syndrome felt emotionally safe as a result of the support, encouragement, acceptance and reward for all efforts offered through e.motion21 dance experiences

Teens

  • 93% of parents of teens with Down syndrome revealed e.motion21 dance experiences helped their child spend time with friends , an important outcome as people with a disability have less social connections
  • Nearly 90% of parents of teens with Down syndrome revealed their child with Down syndrome felt emotionally safe as a result of the support, encouragement, acceptance and reward for all efforts offered through e.motion21 dance experiences
  • 93% of parents of teens with Down syndrome report their child experiencing enjoyment, fun and pleasure from e.motion21 dance experiences

Parents

  • Over 86% of parents gain a feeling of pride, joy and satisfaction from their child’s involvement with e.motion21

Families

  • More than 81% of families gain an opportunity for siblings to provide support, encouragement and praise to the e.motion21 dancer

Personal well-being

  • Through participation in an e.motion21 dance classes, teens and adults gain at least a 20% boost in their personal well-being
  • Through participation in a term or more of e.motion21 dance classes, teens and adults gain at least a 20% boost in their personal well-being.

 

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  1. […]  There are many reasons this program is so special.  It was founded out of one family’s need for their own daughter and has grown explosively because it mirrors the needs of many other families. (You can read more about Cate Sayers and this amazing journey here.)  It also connects deeply with the common human love of music, movement and fun and crosses all boundaries when it comes to building self-esteem, peer groups and personal wellbeing for people with Down syndrome. These are not just empty words either.  Last year, RMIT University conducted research in to the effectiveness of the program and the results were eye-opening. (You can find out more about the research by visiting the emotion21 website here.) […]

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