The kindergarten classes are finishing their exploration of pathways with movement sentences and partner work. Next, they will begin to think about direction. First graders created and shared their ABC dances about direction. The second grade finished building and rehearsing their community dances. On Monday, they will share these original, collaborative works with Mrs. Mathis and Ms. Anne.
In third grade, the dance students continue to explore the connections between movement and text. This week they shared their ideas with their classmates. The fourth graders discussed what challenges they encountered learning new movement. Now, they are discussing what skills, strategies and attitudes they could use that would help them to work through these challenges. Fifth grade students are composing dances using a verb chain. This week they will perform for one another. These students continue to learn about the wide range of choices that choreographers have when they are creating original work.
The fifth grade dance elective students added new elements to their movie script dances. This included props, voice, sound, text and costumes. Next, they will continue to work collaboratively to solve various movement problems. Our middle school dancers analyzed the works of Paul Taylor to identify some of the concepts they have learned including; technique, balance, shapes, space, time, relationships and choreographic tools such as unison, canon and flocking.
Have a wonderful weekend!