ECMA Workshop October 15, 2017

Bounce, Boogie, Books & More


Dan Fee

Sunday October 15, 2017

10:30 am – 4:30 pm  Registration 10:00 am

Room #330, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, U of T.

80 Queens Park, Museum Subway Station

Register by mail using our   Workshop Registration Form   or register on line  here.

Dan Fee’s workshops focus on movement with a big dose of fun!  Whether it’s adding improvised movement using scarves or ribbons, mimicking silly swan movements with paper plates, showing melodic direction with a flashlight, folk dancing, or bringing a book to life, you will have inexpensive, ready-to-use movement activities for Monday morning!

During the workshop, you will be learning rhythmically expressive movement routines to classical music by famous composers such as Bach, Handel, Brahms, Tchaikovsy, Chopin, Mussorgsky, and more. Using scarves, tennis balls, parachutes and paper plates you will learn how to help your students explore music in ways you may never have thought possible.  You will also explore how to effectively add recorded classical music, singing, creative movement and instrument play to classic and significant children’s literatre.  Get ready to use flashlights, bubbles and stacking cups while we uncage the Carnival of the Animals and put your dancing shoes on as we explore folk music from around the world.

The workshop includes a detailed handout with directions to routines and activities, plus thoughts on how to make the inclusion of musical movement activities as successful as possible with your students.

Dan Fee taught music in Wisconsin for 34 years, the last 26 as an elementary music specialist in his home town of Fond du Lac.  He has presented movement sessions at the Wisconsin, Michigan, Alaska, Illinois, Minnesota, Wyoming, Kentucky and Iowa State Music Conferences.  He has also presented sessions for summer workshops in Las Vegas, Nashville, and Branson MO with Artie Almeida and Denise Gagne.  Additionally, Dan has led Orff chapter workshops in Greenville NC, St Louis MO and Detroit MI.  He has taught Elementary Music Methods for Classroom Teachers at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Lakeland College and at Silver Lake College since 2001.  His book Listening Fun! features rhythmically expressive movement routines to classical music using scarves and tennis balls.  His second book, MORE Listening Fun, uses paper plates and parachutes in a similar fashion.

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