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

RMIT 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.