Moving toward Literacy: Creative Movement as a Learning Tool in the Early Years
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10am - 1pm
Canada’s National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis Street
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
- No dance background is required for this workshop
- Dance teachers interested in continuing professional development
- Dance Assistants who want additional training for effectively teaching young children
- Early Childhood Educators and students in education-focused post-secondary programs who want to incorporate Creative Movement in classes or community groups
- Anyone 16+ who works with children and would like more strategies for successfully engaging children
10am: Observe as Mary Ann Lee teaches a class of three year old students. This unique opportunity allows workshop participants to observe the skills and strategies an expert dance educator uses throughout a class. This class features a live musician.
Discuss Mary Ann Lee’s approach to Creative Movement for Early learners including rationale, teaching strategies and scenarios. Workshop participants will have time to ask questions and discuss as a group.
PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN
- Knowledge of the basic principles of creative movement
- Skills to structure and teach a movement to music class
- Strategies to keep young children focused and engaged
- Strategies for helping children cope with separation anxiety
- A certificate that states the participant has successfully completed the workshop
ABOUT MARY ANN LEE
Since 1979, Mary Ann Lee has been the director of the University of Utah Tanner Dance Program. In addition to her roles within the University of Utah, Ms. Lee is a master teacher and has been a dance specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts' Artists in Education Program where she travelled to schools through the United States. She has been a dance specialist for the Utah Arts Council since 1975. She has taught, performed and choreographed extensively in the United States, Canada, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Japan and China.