What Matters Most to our Children

December 29 by Erin Kurt What do you think matters most to your children? You driving them to lessons and practices, or is it the smile and hug you greet them with after school? If you guessed the latter, you are correct. Sixteen years of teaching and giving the same assignment every Mother’s Day has led…

Summer Dance Camp

This will be the first year that I’ll be teaching a Summer Dance Camp  Please pass the word! Directional Dances: In dance, like music, there are movement scales for learning and perfecting technique.  In music we are familiar with Do, Rae, Me, Fa, So, La, Te, Do.  In dance the movement scale is up, down,…

Medicate with Movement

Next week will complete the 3rd year of MOVING TO MATH.  (Teaching elementary math through dance.)  I’m eager to share the results of our fitness testing.  This is the first year I added fitness testing to the task list.  I believe if we trainers, PE teachers, and dancers do not get kids hooked on physical…

3 Keys for Staying Busy and Doing it Well…

Article by: happinesspolicy.com Have you ever been feeling down and been told to just stay busy and consequently tried burying yourself in your work only to find that you ended up feeling more miserable than before? That’s because this is the wrong way to approach the tactic of staying busy to stay happy; you need…

Educating through DANCE demonstrations this month!

If you have ever wondered…”HOW does Kimberly teach ‘THAT’ through dance”…May is the month for you.  There will be 3 opportunities for you to experience my teaching techniques in the classroom. Wednesday May 16th at 12:20pm at Portage Collaborative Elementary School there will be a Character in Motion Workshop. Friday May 18th at 2:30pm at…

Preparing for Middlebranch Elementary

A kindergarten (from German  Kindergarten (help·info), literally “children’s garden”) is a preschool educational institution for children Wednesday morning I will have the privilege of beginning a new school.  The kindergarteners at Middlebranch Elementary School located in Plain Local School District will enjoy learning about Butterfly Metamorphosis through music, dance and visual art. For this project…