"I"m glad the point was made that Hip Hop is a dance form/style and not just some "gansta style" thing. I think that is of utmost importance to have this discussion with your students. Hip Hop is about confidence and attitude aka "pride" with self…"
"The most interesting thing that I learned from this time period is the history behind Animal Dances. As a primary teacher, I use these dances/moves all the time and I was so intrigued to find out the history behind them. I want to know more about…"
"I think it is so interesting to see the dance, music, and fashion of this time period shift to a carefree, expressionistic, somewhat provocative type of art. I think it would be interesting to study how these two forms of art correlated (if at all)…"
"Love, love, love the idea of family dance nights!! What a great way to have families connect to school, learn a bit of history, get a workout, and have fun (especially during the winter months)! I have used the New England Dance Masters and found…"
I apologize for my late introduction posting. I spent three days this week at the AKAPHERD and AK State Health & Wellness Conference absorbing, contemplating, and getting new motivations for integrating new ideas. My favorite part of…"
"I really liked the Lancer's Quadrille dance. I think it could easily be used with all age groups, especially with my 5-8 year olds. It teaches social skills like turn taking, counting to eight, changing directions, and is a way I can pull in…"
"I just attended a conference where the guest speaker, Gylton Da Matta, pointed out a major flaw in our teaching/learning practices. Often times we scorn and criticize others (or ourselves) when we fail. For example, while playing a team game such as…"
"As a former classroom teacher and current Music & PE teacher, I am such a proponent for integrating the Arts into all content areas. We don't have time to do it all- I realize this. But integration is key! Adding music & dance, even for a small…"