Past Projects

Learning Through Movement, March-June, 2012

Thanks to a generous grant from the GFFE, this project took place within the Guilford Public School System.  Over the course of 10-weeks, second graders took part in classes integrating dance and movement into the second grade math curriculum.  Geometry came  to life in movement classes that explored the basic elements of dance while teaching the concepts of:  

shape                  angle         symmetry               parallel              perpendicular
                        fractional area      perimeter          diameter           circumference                   

This active, experiential approach increased the academic and cognitive development of the students through an innovative, creative and non-traditional approach.  At the conclusion of the 10-week program, the students presented self-choreographed dance pieces based upon self-created geometrical artwork.