Learning Through Movement

Learning Through Movement

Carefully, Luciana Amaral places three small wooden sticks into a pattern on the floor; one stick points forward, one sideways and the next one in a diagonal line. Twenty pairs of eyes follow her every move intensely. She stands next to her finished figure and...
Moved By Karen E. Bond

Moved By Karen E. Bond

During the three months I’ve spent in the States I’ve only met genuine, warm, kindhearted, wonderful people. They have opened their doors and hearts to me, have shared personal stories and treated me as if I were family. They have showed me the country and all of its...
Moved By Catherine Gallant

Moved By Catherine Gallant

About a year ago, I first saw the New York documentary ‘PS DANCE!’. I just couldn’t believe it: a documentary based solely on dance education in public schools had been made for everyone to see. Since then I’ve watched it a couple of times and I was (and still am)...
Moved By Susan R. Koff

Moved By Susan R. Koff

Washington Square Park is one of my favorite places in NYC. It’s located in the wonderful Greenwich Village (Manhattan) and always filled with (what seems to me) happy people enjoying the slower pace that you can only find in NYC public parks. It’s the area where New...
Moved By Joan Finkelstein

Moved By Joan Finkelstein

New York City. The place where over 400 schools have integrated a dance program in their curriculum. How did they do it? And how can we do it? I’ve met up with some of the people responsible for taking dance education to a higher level, starting with the woman that...
Moved By Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt

Moved By Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt

Summer in Canada has been amazing. And hot. Very hot. On another, what seems to be typical hot and humid day, I take the subway and bus towards York University, where I will have my very first interview for my Moving Educators research. I’ve already been exploring...