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BrainDance: Children to Teens
January 22, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$65
Easy access to technology and media means that children and teens are spending a great deal of time not moving as they sit in front of computer, TV, video, and cell phone screens. Cutbacks in recess and PE time add to the lack of physical activity our children and teens are experiencing. Lack of exercise can impact health, weight, concentration, and cognition. Movement and exercise improve brain function, mood, and focus.
The BrainDance is a unique movement tool that is more than exercise and can be tailored to children and teens of all ages and abilities. This workshop, presented by Terry Goetz, will take you through the eight developmental movement patterns humans move through in the first year of life that wire the central nervous system. Based on these fundamental movement patterns, the BrainDance can also strengthen interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences and promote social-emotional relationships. Benefits include improved alignment, connectivity, coordination and expressiveness; brain oxygenation for clarity and focus; body-mind integration; and reorganization of the neurological system.
Dance educators will learn how to incorporate the BrainDance into their teaching and how it can lead to deeper understanding of dance technique. Classroom educators will discover how easy it is to bring the BrainDance to students in any school setting. Participants will learn variations and ways to keep the BrainDance fresh, novel, and engaging.
Clock hours available. Please bring $10 check made out to PSESD on day of workshop.
Learn more and register: www.creativedance.org