Library Workshops

DANCE & MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS FOR LIBRARIES

These workshop themes can be adjusted to suppport school curricula and to meet the State Education Standards at any level.

Taught by Lili Loveday NYS Cert Teacher, Dance Education

SHADOWDANCE WORKSHOP 1 hour $140

Level I: K-grade 2

We will explore our shadows (on a scrim) through fun creative movement games and emergent literacy activities which promote creative self-expression.

SHADOW MOVEMENT THEATRE WORKSHOP 90 minutes $210

Level II: grades 3 & 4
Level III: grades 5 & 6

We will investigate the magical effects of light, color and shadow, and then use them to create a short work-in-progress with the option to share it during the last few minutes of the workshop.

DANCING TO STORIES (LITERACY AND MOVEMENT) 1 hour $140

Pre-K Level: ages 3 ½ – 5
Level I: K-grade 2

Children will use their imaginations to create dances to stories. Emergent literacy skills such as expressive gesture, language, predicting and sequencing, as well as social skills such as cooperation and taking turns are integral to this workshop.

MAKING AND MOVING TO MUSIC 1 hour $140

Pre-K Level: age 3 ½- 5
Level I: K- grade 2
Level II: grades 3 & 4

Children will have the opportunity to play traditional musical instruments and to make simple take-home instruments. Sounds will inspire our movements in games and other fun dance activities. Skills shared within this workshop include sorting and categorizing, self-expression, vocabulary enrichment, listening acuity and social cooperation.

INTERNATIONAL DANCES 1 hour $140

Level I: K-grade 2

We will listen to and move to music from three different cultures. We will look at pictures and short video clips of traditional dances from these cultures and investigate their similarities and differences. We will explore these different types of movements and learn a fun, simple circle dance.

LEARNING LANGUAGE THROUGH MOVEMENT GAMES 1 hour $140

Pre-K Level: age 3 ½- 5
Level I: K- grade 2
Level II: grades 3 & 4

Children will learn beginning vocabulary and greetings in one of three languages: French, Spanish or Sign Language (chosen in advance by librarian) through fun movement games and activities such as “Cube”, “What’s Missing?” and “Box, Box, Secret Box”.

MOVEMENT GAMES WITH SCIENCE AND NATURE 1 hour $140

Pre-K Level: age 3 ½- 5
Level I: K- grade 2
Level II: grades 3 & 4

We will explore the sounds and movements of a variety of natural phenomena such as aspects of the solar system, the plant and animal kingdoms, and water. We may move as orbiting planets and moons, growing plants, eagles, or ocean or even sound waves. We may search for the sound of a fellow tree frog or melt at the sound of a rain stick. Specific games depend on the age group; and children of all ages will use their imaginations to engage in these fun activities.

FAMILY GAMES DAY 75 minutes $175

Level I: age 4 ½ and up

Bring your family and play Box Box Secret Box, Shark!, Mystery Moves, Mirror Mirror, and Count to Ten and Look Again! These are cooperative, mutli-age family games for all ages 4 1/2 and up .

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FEES for 3 or more workshops: 20% discount.
FEES for workshops may change slightly, depending on travel.


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