'Seeing them more themselves, more radiant and expressive - what could be better?'
EUGENE, Ore. - While the kids are shaking their bodies, they're also shaking away their troubles.
Sparkplug Dance founder Rachael Carnes teaches the program at the Relief Nursery.
She said they're teaching kids how to express their emotions, especially the negative ones, in a healthy manner.
Every Thursday, kids ages 2 to 4 quickly learn they can be anything they want to be...
And in that moment, they can escape to their own world.
"Seeing them more themselves, more radiant and expressive - what could be better?" Carnes asked.
Carnes said dancing can act as a therapy, both a calming mechanism and a way to light up.
She said she teaches kids healthy movement patterning.
Through this method kids are able to channel their emotions in a positive way.