Dance Is Home is back and focusing on lessons for getting to know new and returning students while we continue to embrace our unique dance spaces. Personal stories will drive each lesson and inspire future topics, playlists, and culturally relevant teaching.
Distance learning has inspired me to organize each unit with activities that stand on their own but can be combined into a multi-layered piece.
The first unit will focus on birthdays. We all have one. The dates, astrology signs, stories, and traditions create a fun platform for dance making and conversation. I’m looking forward to sharing this new series.
Let’s celebrate our special day with some dance making during #distancelearning
Project #1: Birthday Chance Dance
Still at home, birthday celebrations continue.
In your house:
Month_ _/ Day_ _
Example: 11/08= Run, run, jump, balance.
*if your number repeats, create two variations of the movement.
Lesson 5: Put it all together!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BIRTHDAY CHANCE DANCE:
Suggested educational resources:
Bringing words to life: (Lesson 2 & 3)
Bill T Jones discusses Story/Time.
The creative process and putting stories together in a random order. (Lesson 1 & 5)
Merce Cunningham and Chance Procedure (Lesson 1 & 5)
*Academic schedules vary, determine the lesson order to fit your particular needs, environment, and level of the dancer.