How and where do dancers or choreographers enter the creative process? This K-12 educator uses imagery and conversation to help her middle school dance students understand and explore this question.
Dance educator, Heather Vaughan-Southard uses exploration, choice, and personal responsibility to get beyond the walls her middle school students sometimes throw up. If you’ve experienced the emotional and academic ‘shut down’ typical of this age group, her findings will interest you. We’d also love to know your approach to reaching your tweens.
Heather’s middle school dance students research limitations in dance by mapping phrases, making observations, and finally working within set limitations.