Read to Move
English, French Immersion
Number of participants
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
About this program
Inventive warm up and physical activities challenge both body and mind using stationary and locomotor movement. The students will dig into the creative process of making a dance through a connection with literacy. By using a book as the departure point, the group uses similar themes to
investigate dance qualities, individual vocabulary and basic choreography. Inspired by the books Outside In by Deborah Underwood (Grades 1-3), ish by Peter H. Reynolds (Grades 4-6) and Dreams of Freedom by Michael Morpurgo (Grades 7 – 8/sec I – II), students will learn to express themselves through
dance with confidence and excitement.
Each workshop creates a welcoming and inventive environment for creative dance. The workshop begins with a short performance by professional dancers. With a focus on dance creation, these interactive workshops promote positive self-esteem and compassion with some time for individual reflection.
Demonstrate the use of different patterns in dance (pace, direction, symmetry); describe the skills needed to perform in public; distinguish between different dance forms; explore the relationship between rhythm and movement.
In person only
One hour session:$240 + HST
Half day: two 1 hour sessions $340 + HST
Full day: four 1 hour sessions $515 + HST