Contributor Lauren Warnecke, gives a special #whydancematters report on the Adaptive Dance Program at Hubbard Street serving adults with Parkinson’s, and now youth with Autism and physical disabilities.
National Dance Week
Affirm the impact dance has on the lives of individuals and communities. Between Arts Advocacy Day (April 12) and the close of National Dance Week (May 2), participate in Why Dance Matters, a virtual event that rallies the dance community on Facebook and beyond. Begin by attending the event (found here: http://tinyurl.com/dancematters) and sharing it with others. From updating a status and donning a profile badge to creating a video or blog, choose your own level of participation, but take action and share Why Dance Matters to YOU!
I feel it is important to leave our homes and participate as members of the dance audience whenever possible! There is much to be learned from those making dance art and from the experience of absorbing and witnessing a wide range of movement vocabularies, aesthetics, and perspectives.
Discovery Education’s website has an online puzzle maker. The free version allows you to create different types of puzzles and either print them from the browser or create a text version that you can copy and paste to a new application. If you’re needing a quick handout for your dance classes this week (remember we […]
Continuing my series on how dancers, teachers, parents, and schools can celebrate National Dance Week in meaningful ways that will endure beyond this small portion of the year, this post is about watching and discussing dance. In an earlier post, I suggested that one way to celebrate NDW is to go see dance in order […]
A student in ballet cannot learn the art in isolation and no one can know what great dancing is without seeing examples of it. Not only can the dancer not be separated from the dance, she also cannot be separated from the history of dancing, from the line of dancers and teachers leading to her. […]