Please provide a summary of the project/program as demonstrated in the case study:
Creating Balance through Dance is focused on the critical middle school years and is designed to teach the art of dance and to promote creativity, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and communication. Creating Balance through Dance took place daily for the entire school year, from August 26, 2013 through June 5, 2014. Six-week units teaching different forms of dance were incorporated, and specific emphasis was placed on incorporating activities that were designed to encourage creativity and collaboration. Made possible through a Met Life grant through national Young Audiences, we were able to incorporate research focused on assessing how this dance program affected academic performance and the 21st Century Skills of Creativity and Collaboration. Academic performance of the girls participating in the dance program was compared to those students at the same school not participating in the dance program. Additionally, Creativity and Collaboration skills of the participants were compared from the beginning to the end of the dance program through pre- and post-journaling.