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

“Ideas to Try” is now searchable — TRY it!!

Check out the Ideas to Try page! It now has search functionality, so it's even easier to get great ideas for lesson plans, private teaching or independent studies of your own. Want to explore movement in relation to a piano piece by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze? It's there. Need a song and teaching ideas for a class of children? You'll find it! Looking [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:39-05:00September 11, 2015|Classes, Dance, Music|0 Comments

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 |2016-12-01T22:00:40-05:00February 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 |2016-12-01T22:00:41-05:00August 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 |2016-12-01T22:00:43-05:00October 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 |2016-12-01T22:00:44-05:00September 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 |2013-01-28T17:15:10-05:00January 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 |2012-12-31T02:03:24-05:00December 9, 2012|Children's Classes, Classes, Dance|0 Comments