"Love the Stroll! Another great dance for the students that have more personal space issues! Also to teach R/L to the students, AND GREAT for keeping rhythm!! The students will also really enjoy doing the swing. They really like to do some of the…"
"I have been wanting to teach units on blues and jazz, so a lot of this information will be great for an introduction. I also am glad to know about the good scat example from Ella Fitzgerald on Ain't Got That Swing with Duke Ellington's orchestra.
"I loved learning Jump Jim Joe, as I have always heard of it and never knew how to do it. My K and 1st graders will absolutely LOVE doing this dance. I also really liked Lucky 7 to introduce Grand Right and Left. It is a much easier dance to do and…"
"It was all very useful, as I teach a unit on Civil War music/African American music and history to my 5th graders. Absolutely LOVED Noemia's lesson. I had taken an African Dance class before, and it seemed very confusing and ordered to me. I never…"
"I had done a bit last year on Yankee Doodle, and included that it was originally an English melody. After the presentation this morning, I thought it would be neat to expand that and add a few more songs. I also really liked learning about Chester,…"
"Ah-ha! That worked! So will finish: I really liked Elizabeth's suggestions of the welcome dance saying," I see you, I am a safe person, and I respect you".
I think the students will enjoy seeing how the fashions changed throughout the eras, and how…"
"I'm not sure what happened, I added my reflections this morning, but now don't see either of them. I agree with everyone that the Welcome dance is perfect to start the year off. I also like the idea of learning some from many cultures and sharing…"
"I am Lesa Morrison, and teach music at Creekside Park. This finished my 31st year teaching, 11th at Creekside, and the 4th year teaching music. And I LOVE it--it is where I am supposed to be I know!. My Masters is actually in ancient history, so…"