Presentation on theme: "Exploring Poetry Through Dance By Teresa Slaughter VonRippon."— Presentation transcript:
Exploring Poetry Through Dance By Teresa Slaughter VonRippon
PRESENTATION AGENDA INTRODUCTION The New York State requires all dance educators to teach literacy as part of their curriculum BODY Learning to dance through Poetry Poem- Langston Hughes CONCLUSION
Teaching children literacy through movement Exploring and experimenting feelings and moods, through movement using poetry Children can learn: how to read and write how to recognize and reproduce shapes and patterns, developing the left to right laterality how to communicate with others how to express themselves
Dream Variations by Langston Hughes To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance Till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening Beneath a tall tree While night comes on gently, Dark like me-- That is my dream! To fling my arms wide In the face of the sun, Dance! Whirl! Whirl! Till the quick day is done. Rest at pale evening... A tall, slim tree... Night coming tenderly Black like me.
Poetry and Dance
conclusion Learning poetry through dance can contribute to developing adolescence emotional and social skills. Enables children to learn in a variety of different ways. Enables children to learn to communicate and express themselves according to their individual needs.