The importance of drama and performing arts in education is significant. The performing arts, which include, but are not limited to dance, music and theater, are key elements of culture and engage participants at a number of levels. Integrating performing arts into educational experiences can help students learn other subjects, such as science, as well as help them develop various non-arts- based skills. As children grow, engaging them in performance arts can help them meet developmental milestones. Participating in performing-arts programs helps students develop a stronger sense of individualism, self-reflection and self-esteem.