Elementary School Dance for Primaries and intermediates
Fable is for Primary Students using creative dance. Inspiration comes from picture books or stories studied in class. These inanimate objects become animated through the physical experience of dance using the power of symbols. Sometimes I feel like a Fox by Danielle Daniel is a great example of a book that easily becomes dance.
Meme is for Intermediate Students using contemporary dance to create complex choreographic sequences for the students to learn. Inspiration draws from music that is emotionally charged with a steady beat and culturally popular. Imagine Dragons and Panic At the Disco! are two current loves.
"After three months of practicing the children were ready to participate in the dance and perform it to not only the entire student body but then again to their parents. The final production was wonderful! Her vision came true and was a masterpiece. A work of art!"
-Teri Taylor, VSB
"I have been working with Lisa for the past year in my Kindergarten class. She came in once a week to teach my students all about yoga and dance. Lisa's passion, inspiration and dedication to teaching yoga/dance to children makes our world a better place to be. Her classes are rich and engaging and she incorporates the mind, body and soul in fun and imaginative ways. Students learn how to move their bodies, how to work with their breath and how to relax (such important self-regulatory tools). I know my students always looked forward to their time with Lisa!"
- Laura Clancy, VSB
"Lisa is a multi-faceted artist that is able to incorporate dance, choreography, and story theatre through inquiry and play-based explorations. We enjoyed Lisa's time at our school in the capacity of an ArtStarts artist. I highly recommend her to be hired for other ArtStarts projects."
- Monika Sanft, VSB
"My grade 1 class had an awesome time with Lisa! She was flexible and cooperative and was able to cater to the needs and abilities of my class. She taught dance with elements of yoga and helped the children explore movement with their bodies. I felt it was special that she started each visit by having the children send love and admiration out to someone, whether it be to a peer or to a family member and she closed each visit with a beautiful relaxation exercise. I look forward to having Lisa back in my class again next year!"
- Cynthia Shan, VSB