ECMA of Ontario
Step Lively! Folk Dances for Children
Sunday October 28, 2018
11:30 am – 4:30 pm (registration 11:00 am)
Rm 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, U of T.
80 Queens Park, Museum Subway Station
Dance is more than just the exploring of different ways to make a shape or learning a series of steps to music; it is a way of moving that uses the body as an instrument of expression and communication. Through dance, students learn teamwork, focus, and improvisational skills. Dancing allows one to express oneself, but also to find a sense of unity. Dancing provides both physical and mental refreshment, and relaxation through movement, laughter and fun.
Marian Rose has published five books & CDs as tools for teachers who wish to incorporate traditional dance into their curriculum. The most recent of these is a bilingual resource of songs, games and dances for learners of French.
Using these resources, Marian will lead us through a varied repertoire of dances, songs and games from around the world. The focus will be on school-aged children, with adaptations for younger students.
Marian Rose has many years of experience presenting these dances to all grade levels, as well as in community dance settings, public and private schools, at contra, square and folk dance clubs, churches, historical societies, and restoration villages. Also passionate about language learning and teaching, she has recently completed a master’s degree in linguistics, specializing in the role of music in second language learning.