PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Dance Room Update: K-5th (11/2/17)

This week the dance room was vibrating with unique and creative movement sentences choreographed by the 4th and 5th graders. Our oldest dancers established their first “dance share” demonstrating clear audience and performer etiquette. Students were able to create, perform and respond to each other’s work. It was so wonderful to witness their creative accomplishments.

Third grade students are continuing their movement studies through Language Arts. This  week, they worked on finding “connecting shapes” in their individual name dances. Next week, the students will investigate the syllables and rhythms found in their names.

Second grade dancers finished exploring animal pathways and were able to create a “predator/prey” pathway chase using straight, curved and zig-zag lines through space. Next week, these students get to think about various insects and how they might move.

Our first grade dancers continue to embody the concept of size. We have pretended to be “Giants and Elves” in a magic forest this week using our bodies in a big and small way. And finally, our youngest dancers in kindergarten have started to explore the concept of locomotor and non-locomotor movement. We continue to learn how to move safely in the general space we share. The “animal dance” is a great way to practice both locomotor and non-locomotor movement.

So many wonderful movement explorations are underway here at BSI.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Diane