"I just had a realization, and I'm surprised it took me so long. In Drama, you really need to be able to trust and rely on your partner(s). These partner dances can help get students to bond with the and trust their scene partners. Good warm up…"
"It was fascinating to watch the video of the Charleston moves with the modern music in the background. You can see how modern hip-hop, breakin', has it beginnings here. I think too often students (and adults) see history as not having much…"
"This time period was quite exciting for the development of American music, which makes sense as it was an exciting time for the country as it grew. People are beginning to flex their independence and be daring and creative. I love the idea of a…"
"Noeima was amazing! In my perfect world, I would like to showcase at least one traditional dance lesson in my Geography classes every quarter, focusing on one of the continents/areas we are studying. I am now interested in trying to find community…"
"First off, I LOVE the waltz. I got to learn it earlier this year when I did a production of "Sense & Sensibility." It is lovely and graceful and I can't help smiling. Music and dance is powerful in this way. It would be pretty easy to…"
"I found the Native American music and dance to be the most useful for my purposes. The Yakima Welcome Dance is incredibly easy to learn and is a good way to connect with an entire classroom. I am always looking for good ways to get to know…"
"Hi, I am Alison Anteau. I teach 7th grade Language Arts, Geography and Drama at Mears Middle School. My background is in theatre and I am a huge fan of musicals! I am a huge believer in the power of music and see huge potential in using music to…"