"I left the short hip hop lesson feeling like there may even be hope for me to successfully hip hop dance if I practiced isolations and built specific muscles. I have awkwardly tried to imitate moves but it never comes off tight or smooth looking.…"
"As we move through history the two common themes that seem to keep jumping out are how music reflects the rebellion of the youth at the time as they push the limits of societal decency and tradition and how the innovative trends often came from…"
"Many of the dances so far have struck me as great tools for the classroom but these inspire me to become a better and more trained dancer. I want to take Swing, Lindy Hop and Charleston lessons. I do appreciate the Charleston style line dance to…"
"The play parties and dances we did with Robin Hopper are activities that I could do tomorrow with my class. I think they are a great connection to history but I would likely use them as more of a community building tool. I am already thinking of…"
"I think the conflict between the beauty and the sorrow of the Negro Spirituals is an interesting topic for discussion. I do think students can relate to sadness, injustice and oppression at different levels. The music captures a feeling of an…"
"The music and dance of the American Revolutionary times seems much less formal and much more playful. Certainly, there were still social expectations and rules to be broken but the dancing is less precise. Certain motivations for the music…"
"It is very interesting to see the reflection of social etiquette in the Baroque styles of music and dance. It was a time to "show off" so instruments were allowed to "show off" through concertos. Dancers were allowed to "show off" in Minuets. It…"
"Using music and movement in class helps keep the kids motivated and focused. I am excited to see how these elements can better help me teach history. I am a 3rd grade teacher at Airport Heights Elementary School."