"Master technique and then forget about it and be natural."

                                               ~Anna Pavlova

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July 20, 2018

The first in a series of children's outdoor dance events along Fort Point Channel in Boston included tap dancing, movement games, and arts/crafts.

Next Sunday we'll explore ballet and creative dances with props, hoops, and fabric!

August 23, 2017

A regular stop on my morning  jog/walk in Boston is the New England Aquarium harbor seals exhibit. When I stretch out my arms and legs in front of the tank, they always swim over as if they want to join me and play with me. Last week, I took out my camera/phone as I mo...

July 23, 2017

One of the mini-musical workshops I led this summer with Apollinaire Play Lab for kids ages 6-10 years was inspired by the picture book, Maybe Something Beautiful - How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell with illustrations by Rafael Lópe...

July 9, 2017

What happens when kids walk through a giant book?

Well, anything can happen - that's what we found out this summer during a mini-musical workshop with Apollinaire Play Lab for kids ages 6-10 years.

The children and I created a story on stage devising scenes together, lea...

May 19, 2017

Kids have strong feelings, and some kids have extra-big feelings. Expressing feelings, naming them, and noticing how people react to them are all ways children figure things out about themselves and others.

One way we explore feelings during dance/theatre classes f...

May 9, 2017

When my daughters were in elementary school, we would regularly drive from Wakefield to Arlington passing through Winchester. Along the way was a playground which consisted of one old swing set, one extra-tall slide, and some dandelion-filled grass. We called it "the l...

February 18, 2017

"What exactly is a story dance?" a friend asked recently. "It's not an easy answer," I said. "It's a little bit of many things - moving to music, story-telling, pretending, listening, responding, and imagining."

I've been using story dances with young learners for many...