While dance is a good source of fun exercise for young children, it is also an important creative outlet for imagination and emotion. Through dance, children learn to interpret the effect their movement has on the world around them. Coordination improves through dance, which is vital in developing skills learned in other parts of life. It also develops strength and endurance from an early age. The ability to express emotion comfortably in front of others shows mental maturity and learning to do so through movement and dance provides a safe gateway for children and young adults to explore. Being part of a collaborative activity such as dance, promotes the importance of teamwork and develops the ability to work successfully in a group environment. The process also helps a child learn patience, listening and leadership skills. They also learn to accept vulnerability; that it is okay not to be able to do everything the first time and that it is ok to ask for help. Non-verbal communication represents two thirds of all communication. The study of dance and movement can help a child express without words more complex emotions and how to read and react when someone else is physically emoting. Through dance, children learn perseverance, self-motivation, experimentation and problem solving. A child who has the opportunity to study the performing arts becomes more expressive, creative, interesting and confident in all areas of life.