Dramatic Play , Expressive Arts

Dance Upon a Time


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18 - 36 months 36 months - 6 years 6+ years Communication Music Gross Motor Wellbeing Home Based

Learn how to assist children to interpret the thoughts and emotions expressed in language with their bodies. Tanyas approach challenges and engages the childrens creativity within the secure environment of stories. A guide to renewed thinking where dance is primarily about using the body as a means of exploration and expression and may include slumping slithering rolling bouncing and jumping. Part 1 provides foundation ideas to assist teachers and other adults to work creatively with children in the dance or movement medium. Part 2 gives four great foot stories which provide great inside-day warm-ups. Part 3 demonstrates how movement stories develop and educate children beyond the physical by engaging their thinking and emotions as well as their bodies.