Movement for Form and Expression:
“These activities help children express the qualities in music through movement. At the same time, these activities also enable children to experience musical form through organized movement. The motions should be performed in the expressive spirit of the song or rhyme.” -Feierabend
With each “Move It!” students begin to understand the organization of movement sequence, explore personal and general space relating to others, and discover inner feelings connected to beautifully expressive musical selections and movements. Move Its! also explore the Laban Themes (soon to come in another blog post!)
Here is the first Move It! that we’ve done at Folsom this year, it is performed to Johannes Brahms “Waltz in A flat” by September 8th all Kindergarten through 4th grade students will have experience this Move It!
Now you can do it at home! (Fun for the WHOLE family, Move Its! are being used in preschools and assisted living homes, they are for EVERYONE!)
Pump up the volume and mirror my motions!
Extra credit: Make a video of your child dancing to this and send it to Ms. Kauffeld to put on the blog!