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Element of Compassion: empathy & understanding  


Dance Content: Effort  (sudden & sustained time, strong & light weight); Relationship (shadowing) 


The students will:

  • identify the difference in light and strong weight effort.

  • differentiate between sudden and sustained time.

  • discuss differences in effort qualties.

  • gain an appreciation for differences in movement qualities.


Lesson 1 is based on the book "Verdi," uses the dance elements of effort and relationship. Through specially designed dance activities, children can learn about difference in movement qualities, more specifically discussing the differences in typical movement qualties associated with young and old. At the conclusion of this lesson, students will have gained an understanding and appreciation for the way that seniors move.


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