Overview of Virginia's 2020 Dance Arts Standards of Learning - Shared screen with speaker view
Good morning...I am Lisa Girdy, Dance Specialist at South Lakes High School, Fairfax County Public Schools
Good morning! I am Lucinda Lorentz PreK teacher at Petersburg Public Schools
I use a lot of short choreography projects to help reiterate terminology, especially in beginning levels.
Yes, a great strategy!
Good resource, yes! Writng for dance...thank you!
Yoga pictures with words is a wonderful way to help get students involved. They love seeing if they can achieve the moves and love helping one another, especially in balancing.
The Intimate Act of Choreography, Blom & Chapin
Brain Compatible Dance Education by Anne Green Gilbert
Choreographing from Within; Green
I wanted to be sure you all saw this comment from Kathryn. When you all post, be sure to select "A;; panelists and attendees" "Teaching those look fors are important. Teaching how to use language to response to observation- "it was good" is not enough, this strand welcomes opening that critical thinking component
Ánd this comment from Deedra: I had my level one class put themselves into small groups where they worked together to create a short story. They then created dance phrases to enact the stories.
From Kathryn: Writing for Dance..... great book to help students speak to the creative processes and write to properly describe their experience.
Dance Trailblazer of the month- Identify one figure monthly for students to learn about
Talk about current popular Dance TV shows, and the trends-choreographers-contexts of those performances
Small group dance-making: That sounds like a rich and engaging process and experience for the students--also learning collaboration!
I like the small group dance-making.
Popular line dances? Know & have relationships with the local studios.
Found much success with preservice dialogue prior to watching any dance performance, teaching students how and what to observe during the performance. If a historical performance, make relevant real-world connections to the impact of that performance and those look fors.
Dr. Hampton has a wealth of knowledge! Lucky to have her on this panel.
re-creation of excerpts from great choreographic work (presented with research into historical/social contexts)
Dance Teacher magazine has a "history' article monthly. I would pull those article and create short 5-10 questions on those persons, from there pull more historical context of that person
I have used dance to help teach direction, counting, collaboration, the importance of space, and exercise.
Poetry and Dance connection. Creating movement to the spoken word
One of my favorites! Especially original poetry from students...
Citizenship- Hope Hunter from Woodside does amazing job with our Honor Society taking dance to younger students, inspiring interest in dance as they come closer to high school.
Thank you everone, for your input and energy today!
I do group folk dance projects. Each group picks a folk dance, research it, put together a presentation and then teach the whole class. My kids really enjoy this project.
A great approach to inclusivity, diversity-
Excellent idea and activity Deedra Harris. By providing background information before teaching a dance motivates students and gives them important "reference-points" to enhance their learning experience.
Excellent point!!!! That is an important part of the learning process, as we age and life changes, so does our approach to dance. The collaborative group of people that "make" the art forms is a large community. Very good for students to hear the 'journey' of other professional to see how they have integrated through different jobs in the arts
Katherine Shee, important input. Thank you!
Bill T. Jones has a Master Class that uses "The Grid" that is very space specific choreography.
Also wonderful activity done by Hope Hunter of Woodside.
The ability to edit video is becoming a necessary skill for any artist in this changing times.
Mary Ann Laverty
Dance for Architecture: Steven Holl & Jessica Langhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPWidpzyx0I&t=197sDiavolohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc2hrLbvXMg&t=18sPilobolusPinahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNuQVS7q7-ADancing through the Architecture of Luis Barraganhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B319Fpu7wEo
My students wanted to create a "Christmas dance". Being hesitant about doing this in a very diverse public school, I threw is back to them to flesh out. They created an amazing step routine to a trapp remix of carol of the bells. Not ready for public performance but certainly an experiment in student agency.
Combining creative imagery with anatomical information is such a great strategy-
Building off of Deedra’s idea, after studying several folk dances from around the world, I then have students create 21st century folk dances based on their current high school experience. The folk dances need to be able to repeat and either be 4 sets of 8 or 8 sets of 8. They create in groups and then teach the rest of the class (which also helps with self-confidence and musicality/counting). The students love it because it involves current ideas or movements and understand how ideas change over the years. (i.e. A few years ago everything had the whip in it or a dab, and now it’s different. I learn a lot too!) They love this and learn so much.
Technique is the foundation of dance. So imperative that we keep technique at the forefront of any dance education.
Amber I loved when your students did that project!
Inside Ballet Technique (Grieg) is also a good accessible reference-
Stretching for Dance is a great resource, the illustrations of muscles and it's connection to technique are really impactful.
Tune up your Turn Out is another good book. (apologies for not including authors off hand)
Excellent Suggestions from everyone. I'm confident that this will remain as one of the Highly Utilized Webinars! Great input from EVERYONE!
Mary Ann Laverty
Great ideas generated today! Hope to stay connected to all of you.
I am in awe of all the great contributions by this group. We rock!
It's an honor to be a part of this event and to interact with all of you. Thank you!
Thank you panelists. You are all such valuable influencers in our Dance Community!
Excellent and presentation. Thank you
Thank you this was great
Julie DeGregorio Ohrnberger
Thank you all for a great presentation!