Movement and Dance

Barbara DancingBarbara’s lively enthusiasm has everyone up and dancing to a wide variety of world music.

Benefits of Movement and Dance

  • Enhances coordination, flexibility, strength and balance
  • Builds community
  • Provides new ways to interact with others
  • Facilitates development of all multiple intelligence
  • Release stress and tension
  • Nurtures self awareness, self confidence, self knowledge, self esteem, and self respect
  • Enhances clarity and focus
  • Enhances creative thinking
  • Promotes feelings of joy and well being

Things you might want to know

  • Games and exercises based on a creative dance model
  • No steps or patterns to learn
  • Dance comes from the individual
  • Dance concepts such as body and spatial awareness, time and force
  • May also include rhythm activities
  • Solo, small group and large group work
  • Suitable for all ages, abilities and walks of life

Dance Sessions Creative Movement
Participants of all ages and abilities will learn how to expand their range of movement while discovering new ways of moving their bodies and connecting to other people.
Emphasis is on the playful discovery of dance and rhythm through an improvisational structure.

Teachers and caregivers will discover how to provide creative dance programs to those in their care. All of the movement education workshops can be adapted for working with specific groups such as children with special needs, kids at risk, adults with developmental differences.

Creative Movement with Kids

For more on the Movement and Dance sessions Barbara offers, refer to the following courses:

EDUCATION

  • (ECE) MOVE AND GROW 1 Music and Movement
  • (ECE) MOVE AND GROW 2: Language Play
  • (ECE) INTEGRATING CREATIVE MOVEMENT (Move and Grow 1 & 2)
  • (ECE) DANCING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN: Planning a Lesson
  • (Parents) MOVE AND GROW
  • (Primary to High School) MOVEMENT AND LEARNING
  • (Primary to High School) CREATIVE DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

PERSONAL GROWTH AND WELLNESS

  • DANCE PLAY: Dancing from Spirit

COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKERS

  • DANCE PLAY: CREATIVE DANCE PROGRAM
  • SONG AND DANCE

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