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Teaching Dance, Fostering Creativity

March 18, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Creativity is a skill that can be taught and dance provides an unparalleled opportunity to develop and nurture this skill in our students.  Whether you are a dance teacher or a classroom educator, it is critical that students develop skills and knowledge that will allow them the ability to succeed in an increasingly complex world.

Anna Mansbridge will share specific tools and conceptual teaching methods you can use to encourage, support, and excite your students to reach their own creative potential.  Anna will take participants through Anne Green Gilbert’s successful five-part lesson plan and the brain-compatible principles that underpin it.  Discover how incorporating these principles into your teaching can positively affect class management, creativity, behavior, learning, and focus.  Gain confidence in how to combine the mastery of movement with the artistry of expression.  Teaching dance is more than teaching steps, style, and technique.  A quality dance education also includes exploration of dance concepts through improvisation, problem solving, reflection and recuperation, social and emotional connections with peers and adults, and dance composition.

This workshop is tremendously beneficial for the studio dance teacher and the classroom educator, as well as those who want to provide a supportive environment for learning and change.  Workshop will include discussion, sample class, and resources, giving you hands-on knowledge you can use with your students immediately!

Clock hours available.  Participants wanting clock hours must bring $10 check made out to PSESD on day of workshop.

Learn more and register:  www.creativedance.org


March 18, 2012
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Creative Dance Center
12577 Densmore Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133 United States
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