Education Projects

Calendar Archive

Dawn Pratson, Music Made Visible: Dalcroze Plastique Anime

December 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

Plastique Animé is the art of interpreting a piece of music in movement in a way that makes the music visible. Coming from the music education approach named after Swiss composer and music educator, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, called Dalcroze Eurhythmics, plastique animé is a tool for deepening students’ musicianship by embodying the music.

Erin Crawley-Woods Movement for Mercy: Teaching Dance to Incarcerated Youth

October 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

Erin Crawley-Woods who directed a groundbreaking and successful program in New Mexico, and who is now involved in a national expansion of dance programs for youth in detention centers, will share and demonstrate methods developed in the project.  Be prepared to move!

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CREATIVE MOVEMENT STORIES FOR YOUNG DANCERS

April 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

Mady Cantor will share field-tested movement stories which incorporate skill-building, creative work, humor, and fun. Come explore the physical, cognitive and playful possibilities of storytelling through movement. The written stories and music will be provided. Learn them on Sunday, use them on Monday.

RESILIENCY THROUGH DANCE

March 19, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join TAG for a workshop drawn from an arts-based research project and multi-disciplinary performance Same Story, Different Countries. SSDC was a two-year project exploring the socio-political phenomena of racism in the US and South Africa which recently culminated in performances and workshops in Johannesburg and Cape Town, led by Dr. Lynette Young Overby and A.T. Moffett. This workshop was part of that project and Dance TAG is glad to be able to share it with Philadelphia-area dance teaching artists.

MIXING IT UP: MAKING MEANINGFUL PERFORMANCE PIECES WITH STUDENTS FROM A WIDE RANGE OF SKILL LEVELS

March 12, 2017 - 1:00pm

Dance teaching in community and school settings often means that we work with groups of students with widely different skill levels and learning needs, and we have to create performance pieces that include all of them.