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DanceTAG- Critical Thinking in the Dance Class with A.T. Moffett

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

How do students all ages of dance articulate dance itself; think about and express what they are doing and seeing? 

It is widely acknowledged that critical thinking is an important 21st century skill. Dancers know that it is very much at the heart of dance but it is often hidden. Join in for an opportunity to bring it out into the open.

A.T. Moffett will teach a modern dance class highlighting the ways that critical thinking intersects with dance learning through strategies including partnering, alteration and tracking.

Location: 
The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia, PA

DanceTAG- Laban's Effort/Shape - A Springboard to Teaching and Learning with Rhonda Moore

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 1:00pm

Pioneering dance theorist Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) developed a way of generating and describing human movement that has become an important tool in dance learning. His Effort/Shape principles offer an array of concepts and vocabulary that can be used to fuel dancing, choreography and discussion. Whether you are familiar with Effort/Shape or if these ideas are new to you, come to TAG for a chance to experiment with shape and space, time and place, and to understand its applications in a wide variety of teaching situations.

Location: 
The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia, PA

Calendar Archive

DanceTAG- Creative Movement for 3 - 5 Year Olds: Two successful versions

October 5, 2014 - 3:30pm

Join DanceTAG for a double workshop on teaching the under-five crowd with two experienced teaching artists. Kaye Fernandez will share her approach to thematic teaching as a means to cognitive, social and emotional skills, developed at Kaleidoscope, Settlement Music School’s award-winning arts-centered pre-school. Loren Groenendaal will draw on her own discoveries as well as insight from her Laban Move-ment Analysis training, work with Reggio-Emilia based schools, and influence from her own childhood teacher Betty Jane Dittmar. Real live children welcome to take part.

DanceTAG - Living Dance History: Duncan and Sokolow

March 16, 2014 - 3:00pm

This is the second offering in a DanceTAG series that brings significant repertory works from the recent and more distant past to teaching artists.

DanceTAG - Everybody Moves!

February 23, 2014 - 3:00pm

DanceTAG (Teaching Artists Group) meets Sunday, February 23 for “Everybody Moves” (see more…)

DanceTAG - Rhythm Tools with Karen Clemente

May 5, 2013 - 1:00pm

Drawing on the work of pioneering composer/music educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950), Karen Clemente will lead a workshop that harnesses the power and delight of rhythm.  Karen will share interesting and complex movement activities that she learned from the leading Dalcroze expert David Frego (taught with his permission) as well as her own. Great ideas to incorporate into all sorts of teaching!

DanceTAG - Conflict Resolution through Dance with Dr. Martha Eddy

April 7, 2013 - 1:00pm

Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, will present the findings of her research on the role of dance in violence prevention and share dance strategies she has developed for a range of experiences from conflict, prejudice, bullying, abuse, verbal to non-verbal miscommunication, and violence.  Special attention will be paid to somatic responses to the continuum from stress to violence, including lack of empathy, negativity, ridicule, and the wear and tear of ongoing social-emotional tension. Movement activities highlight these experiences and entry points to community bui