DanceTAG participants swap their tips. Come prepared to show and share best practices….
Mady Cantor is the Director of Dance TAG, as well as Associate Director of Dance at Bryn Mawr College where she teaches technique, composition, repertory, and directs the Dance Outreach Project. She has taught for many years in schools and community programs with a special interest in facilitating meaningful and joyful dance experiences for young people.
Join Dance TAG for a workshop about inspiring dancers with rhythm play and phrase building activities. Co-taught by Philadelphia-based dancer Melissa Chisena and multi-disciplinary musician Jonathan Cannon, the session will focus on finding rhythm, pulse, tempo, syncopation and polyrhythms in movement.
Join in for dance games that develop community and communication skills, and encourage all players to have a blast. Adaptable to multiple settings and ages, from school and studios to open events, from children to adults. We’ll be passing pulses, blowing kisses, tiptoeing and moving rhythmically through the space. Forget about technique for a bit, put on your thinking caps and turn off your serious self.
Movement is our first expressive and aesthetic experience. We DANCE from the time we are born, if not before. The early years are a critical time for developing understanding of self, others, and the world around us. How do we create experiences for the youngest children (0-5 yrs) to express, explore, create, move and dance? Teaching infants, babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their adult caregivers has unique opportunities and challenges.
The body is a universally available instrument for creating rhythmic, musical orchestrations composed of claps, slaps, and stamps. Body percussion is a very accessible and playful tool for teaching rhythm, musicality, and physical coordination, as well as inspiring group engagement and positive peer interactions. It can be done in small spaces, with adults and children, and lends itself to simplicity and complexity as needed. Nothing required but the body and some concentration! Dance TAGers will come away with a fresh and useful skill set, and will have a lot of fun in the process!
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