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Entries Tagged as 'space'

Life comes back to the classroom

August 31st, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

The first traces: Barely begun, but a whole different state of mind compared with two and a half months ago.

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Space — an invitation to dance

October 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

A wide expanse. A clear, clean wooden floor. Sunlight from four high windows. The space invites movement.  Kids rush in, sliding and cartwheeling. When it’s time to dance, they explode in all directions, running, dodging, leaping, careening almost out of control but mostly not. A few pick their way carefully through the channels of space […]

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Space — getting along without it

September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Dance requires space. Paradoxically, in order to make dance happen at all, dance educators spend a lot of energy trying to convincing people that it can happen in almost no space. And that’s somewhat true… When I taught 6th grade, my students danced between desks and leapt down the hallway between classrooms. On Friday afternoons, […]

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