Thursday, April 17, 2014

River News



This week's Big Fish

Wind-up Toys with Annie





In dance class this week we began with a beautiful children's story about how you are the only person who can feel your feelings, think your thoughts, sense your body and imagine your very own dances. Next, we had a lively sharing of ideas about experiences that the children had that could inspire dances. In the warm-up we focused on the joints in our body and patterns that could be repeated.

The wind-up toys were fabulous because they inspired unique ways of moving and acute awareness of your own body. We did upper/lower body integration, movements that traveled sideways, contra lateral movement, head/tail connection and feeling your kinesphere. It was a joyous class especially when we set our patterns to music. We ended with a relaxation so all our explorations could sink into our muscles.
 
What a special group of dancers!