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A6 Brain Dance and Developmental Movement
This workshop covers the fundamentals of the Brain Dance as developed by renowned dance educator Anne Green Gilbert. The Brain Dance is a movement series based on Developmental Movement principles; it is an easy-to-implement, effective, and fun way to introduce movement in the music room or classroom. Practicing the Brain Dance on a regular basis helps integrate body, brain, and sensory functions, promoting a state of calm alertness conducive to learning. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and to bring a yoga mat if they have one.
B5 Concept-Based Approach to Movement
This workshop introduces a concept-based approach to movement and dance. The Dance Concepts expand on the fundamental body-awareness to explore how we see and experience the world through movement. The Dance Concepts promote “movement literacy,” and provide a lens through which to deepen both expression and perception of movement. Because Dance Concepts are based on movement patterns and concepts, rather than set choreography, they empower students to ask questions, and to make connections between the dance patterns and concepts and other areas of study. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and to bring a yoga mat if they have one.
Facilitator Kristen Lewis
Kristen Lewis is an experienced movement educator and an accomplished dance artist. Her tried and true approach to childhood dance education creates welcoming, productive class environments where students explore fundamental dance concepts as a framework for discovering their own unique ways of moving. Kristen’s students build core dance skills (technique, improvisation and dance-creation skills), in an environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, self-confidence and healthy body image.