Dance Skills Make for Better Engineers

Some aspiring engineers at Northwestern University have been stepping outside their comfort zones recently.

Well, more accurately, dancing outside their comfort zones.

A mix of biomedical, mechanical and chemical engineering majors have been learning to swing dance in a new class called Whole Body Thinking. The idea is that teaching highly right-brained science peeps to dance—a left-brain activity—will make them stronger, more creative thinkers.

Joe Holtgreive, assistant dean at the McCormick School of Engineering, dreamed up the class, which is taught by dance professor Billy Siegenfeld, and it looks pretty nifty. Check out the AP’s video report:

About Margaret Fuhrer

Margaret Fuhrer is Dance Spirit's editor in chief.
This entry was posted in MARGARET'S MUSINGS and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Dance Skills Make for Better Engineers

  1. Pingback: Dance Skills Make for Better Engineers | Engineering for Community

Comments are closed.

  • DS Presents The Road To Nationals
  • Dance Spirit Cover Model Search
Copyright © 2017 DanceMedia, LLC. All rights reserved. | Privacy Statement | Copyright Notice