What is Wingman for Dance and how does it work?
The Wingman program is a youth-led, social and emotional learning program of team-bonding/trust-building activities inspiring children to be more empathetic, courageous and inclusive young leaders. Wingman for Dance is designed for the dance industry.
Social media has exponentially increased the negative effects of our culture of competition, critique and judgement and made it increasingly difficult for children to understand how to cultivate a healthy self-image and develop strong communication and relationship skills. These social and emotional skills are what give dancers a genuine sense of community, connection and acceptance among their peers.
Luckily, the concern for the mental health of our young generation is finally reaching the mainstream - and the dance industry.