Nigerian dancer, Kafayat Ameh better known as “Kaffy” on Saturday, August 22nd,2015 enlightened on why parents and governments to encourage dance among children and youths.
Kaffy revealed this in her recent interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Ijoda Dance Burnout classes at Body Rox Studio, Silverbird Galleria in Abuja.
She said that dance had grown and improved beyond mere fun and entertainment to professionalism.
‘It is also a way of maintaining focus and improving one’s reasoning ability.’
Kaffy stressed on the need for every individual in the society, irrespective of the sector to invest in dance for moral and financial development. . `I have been touring other parts of the country but have not been to Abuja for this, so I brought what I do to Abuja.`I came to inspire people to see music as part of life.
`My desire is to inspire people to dance professionally which is a way of having fun and getting people to be happy with themselves and enjoy who they are.
`We need to give our body a break, this class needs to change young peoples’ lives.’’
Making reference to P-Square, she said “with appropriate support, a child that has flare for dance will be very successful because dance is a major part of them.
“Let’s team up and take dance to another level.
“My son is three years old and dance has made him amazing in school, dancing opens up their brain and helps them to absorb fast in what they do.
`I have watched him close and noticed that he comprehends easily than his peers.
“I also want to encourage youths to apply diligence in whatever they do,“ she said.
The mother of two, who started professional dancing in year 2000, added that parents should encourage their children to do arts because art is an integral part of life.