November 2014 Newsletter

Class Objective: Relationships to Others

Movement Concept: Pathways, Speed and Energy

Children love to dance because they love to move! What better time to learn about using our relationships with others while dancing than during this season of togetherness? This month the students begin to consider their movement and placement in relation to others. We will also begin partner work – which they love!

In working with a partner, students become more aware of their own movement. They learn to work together and travel the same speed and in the same direction as their partner. This is great for their problem solving and non-verbal communication skills!

We will build on some of the movement concepts we learned in September and October by learning to move in more interesting ways. We change our pathway (curvy, zig zag), and vary our speed and energy. The students can relate these movement concepts to things they know – i.e. movement of hummingbird (quick and sharp) versus the movement to a butterfly (smooth and flowing). Ask them about these concepts at home. We look forward to showing you more during parent observation.


Parent Observations are the week of November 17. You are invited to take a peek inside your daughter’s class to see what we’ve been working on this semester!

There are no classes the week of Thanksgiving (November 24-28)

Be on the lookout for Progress Reports and Spring 2015 Registration. An envelope will be sent home with your daughter early this month. Please register for the same class she is in this semester.

Our last class of the fall semester will be December 11 at SJD and December 17 at ROBS.

Makeup for Wednesday classes on December 17.

The Nutcracker and Frozen camps are full. Please email me if you would like to be on the waiting list.

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