"I have to say that Gabe really impressed me with his "presentation." First of all, I didn't have a very good opinion of hip-hop dancing before this. I associated it with gangs, loud booming music and kids with extremely rebellious attitudes. Now…"
"Okay, what a time of change! I'm just thinking about the lyrics of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" as it is playing in the background and I have to say that I never quite realized what the real lyrics of this song were! If I was a parent in the 60's, I think…"
"I love this era of dancing and music because it is so energetic! I also love that the dance steps start to get a little more complicated. I have been able to really bring some of these dances into my music classroom and the kids love it! I like…"
"I am totally going to do a play party/dance at my school! The gears are already turning in my head. I think it would be a HUGE success because I have so many involved parents and families. I love all the social skills that square dancing and…"
"I loved the African dancing! It was interesting because every dance move imitated something in real life - nature, animals, daily living, etc. I actually thought it made the moves easier to learn. I loved that everyone was just having fun and…"
"My name is Suzy Spackman. I currently teach music at Eagle Academy Charter School in Eagle River. I want to incorporate a HUGE folk dance unit in my curriculum next year and I'm hoping to get some great ideas from this class. Ready, set, go!"
"I can definitely use some of this in my music classroom. I thought Stephanie had some great insights on how to teach boys to lead! I have encountered this many times, and it gave me some great ideas. The waltz is a great dance to teach beat and…"
"I love square dancing or whatever quadrangle you want to call it!! I think the thing I like the most about it is the lack of formal rules that dominated so many of the earlier dances. You still have "rules" but they are looser and generally less…"