children

Music/Dance classes, events, and teaching ideas related to children.

Missing the Pointe

Once upon a time, there was a little dance studio with big problems. The electrical connection to the water fountain was a jerry-rigged code violation and fire hazard; a fire exit door could not open; sections of barre dangled unsecured from the wall. Nobody much cared about these hazards. There was something else that frightened, [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:40-04:00February 10, 2015|Dance, Musings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dance Teacher Magazine Article about Rima Faber

Rima Faber is a brilliant dance educator, a Dalcroze enthusiast and a friend for many years. This article in Dance Teacher Magazine highlights her work with young children. She connects with students on a deep level, leads them to their own discoveries, and brings them to create dances that hold profound personal meaning. Among her many [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:41-04:00August 28, 2014|Dance|0 Comments

Unfortunate Pseudoscience: Part II

BrainGym® - Success without Science! Sorry, believers. I apologize in advance, because I know that people who are sold on BrainGym® can become quite upset when it’s criticized. After all, it works! And there’s research! But what is really working? We don’t know, because there is no peer-reviewed scientific research supporting the theories. Founder Paul [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:43-04:00October 26, 2013|Musings|0 Comments

Unfortunate Pseudoscience – Part I

It’s bad enough when silly ideas are made marketable. It’s worse when smart people buy into them. And it’s worst of all when many, many people buy into them. Years ago, a teacher observed one of my classes and remarked enthusiastically that I’d had my students “cross the midline.” When she explained that moving a [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:44-04:00September 24, 2013|Classes, Musings|0 Comments

Weekend Workshops at Eastman School of Music – this weekend!

Dalcroze Eurhythmics Sessions with Monica Dale Friday, Feb. 1st, 2013 3:30-5:30 - Eurhythmics Workshop open to all ESM collegiate students. Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2013 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Open to Eastman Community School of Music middle school students and their teachers. 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Session for ECSM Jazz Ensemble and Theory I classes. 12:45-2:15 p.m. - Workshop [...]

By |2013-01-28T17:15:10-04:00January 28, 2013|Classes, Special Sessions|0 Comments

New Modern Dance Classes for Children

Grades 1-4 The Lucy School Eight-class series: Tuesdays, January 8 - February 26, 2013 3:30-4:30 - $100 Modern dance classes include floor and standing exercises, movement phrases, and traveling steps across the floor. These classes emphasize: good technical foundations creative exercises connections with a broad range of music Students should wear leotard or close-fitting t-shirt, [...]

By |2012-12-31T02:03:24-04:00December 9, 2012|Children's Classes, Classes, Dance|0 Comments