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Entries Tagged as 'rehearsal'

A musical — with dance, of course

July 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · dance arts integration into academic subjects

My students were thrilled to do a musical! Speaking lines! Acting! Being characters — & fairy tale characters at that! Singing! Dancing! We were using the musical Character Matters, by Ron Fink & John Heath at the Bad Wolf Press. It’s a great resource: script, teacher’s guide, CD with songs & intrumental accompaniment. A fun […]

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Persistence — learned in dance class

February 11th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Yesterday I was preparing 4 groups to perform on Monday. It’s always touch-and-go. I want whatever we’re rehearsing to challenge them to practice new skills.  But I don’t want rehearsal to usurp too many of our sessions together. I taught my 3rd graders a lovely dance I learned from Sanna Longden last week — “I […]

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Rehearsal: skill development for kindergarteners

June 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Performance over, there’s finally time to review the process… There’s a lot to learn in the process of rehearsal, if the dance is built for continuous learning. And although the goal of rehearsal would seem to be a more perfect performance, it’s not.  It’s growth.  There’s a limit to how perfectly kindergarteners are going to […]

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