Dancing Adverbs!

Dancing Adverbs!

A one-day workshop designed to focus, engage and motivate students to quickly, slowly, smoothly, sharply, directly, and indirectly craft sentences with greater fullness and strength. Using the strategies of mirroring the teaching artist as well as developing their own interpretations of the given adverbs, they will move through the space quickly, slowly, smoothly, sharply, directly and indirectly on different movement levels and in different directions. They will then develop their own sentences which they will make more lush by using these adverbs. Students will choreograph and informally perform their sentences. Last, they will write their danced sentences in English. Useful for those struggling with reading, those needing to expand their fluency with language. Modified according to grade level.

Artist Background

Jody Cassell is a Teaching Artist in Dance, interactive dancing storyteller, and author of the children’s book “Where’s Leon”? The Durham Arts Council chose Jody as a 2010-2011 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Recipient. She served as a Master Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts in Vienna, VA from 2003-2013 and currently teaches classes for young children at the American Dance Festival community studios. Jody earned a M.F.A. in Dance from New York University School of the Arts, New York, NY and a M.S. (Dance/Movement Therapy) from Hunter College of the City University of New York, NY. She enjoys dancing with special needs populations. Movement possibilities provide a rich foundation for living.

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