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New Affiliation w/ IMAGINATION STAGE!  

So its been a LONG time since I resolved to blog regularly and clearly there's very little to show for it BUT today is a new day & hope springs eternal, yada yada yada!

But the good news is I'll now be working with IMAGINATION STAGE!  A beautiful theater and theater school in Bethesda, MD!   Most of my classes there will be Ballet Basics, Jazz, Creative Movement and probably some Musical Theater summer camps!   Its been a LONG time since I've been called upon to share my skills in this way so I am VERY…Read more

PARALLEL LINES: Early Childhood Education, Science & the Arts 

In the week following the STEM training at Wolftrap,  participating teaching artists were asked to reflect on the curriculum standards and the Next Generation Science framework and explore topics within Science/Engineering that best represent our art form and why.   
Several times throughout the training, it was stated that some educators are skeptical that young children can handle science and can "learn science"!  That to me and my peers, is shocking considering that science encompasses virtually…Read more

Wolftrap's Science & Engineering Teaching Artist Training (Music & Dance Residencies) 

Hello guys, Today was day 3 of a 4 day teaching artist training at the beautiful Wolftrap in VA! A small group of teaching artists representing dance, drama, music, and puppetry and some combos like me who work both in the music and dance idioms, are in training to create arts experiences in early learning environments that are vehicles for both science and engineering concepts! We've had presentations by a 4 star general and a NASA public relations lady on the engineering side, a career national…Read more