PRESCHOOL MASK & MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS
Workshops will be held in the Beach Haven Community House, 130 Beach Haven Rd, except for one extra workshop which is to be held at the Devonport Community House - 32 Clarence Str - 24 July 1.30pm-2.30pm
From the beginning of time mankind has celebrated life and their love for the Earth, through the art of dance, drama and song. We have always studied nature trying to express her and found there is no difference between dancing and living. When one dances one becomes an inseparable part of the great rhythm of the Universe. Dance is in us always - it is the rhythm of the Earth. Before man talked or sang he danced. Primitive man was inspired directly and immediately by the movement of wind, wave, bird and beast. The Earth is a living entity and mother of all life - everything in nature is alive - the great breathing mountains, trees, plants as well as the birds, animals and man. All are united in one harmonious whole. Movements are beautiful when they are natural to a child and inspired by a child's soul and inspired by nature.
Encouraging a love of music and movement is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your children !
THE AUNTIE'S PRESCHOOL WORKSHOPS - will offer creative and entertaining experiences for preschool children. The workshops will immerse the children in music, song, movement and mask-making. They will be run by Lynn Usmani (Madame Salami) who has had over 30 years experience in children's musical theatre, and loves working with children.
These workshops will also help stimulate and inspire the children's own natural creativity. They can either learn a fully choreographed movement piece or they can create their own. These workshops promise to be lots of fun!
GREAT FOR BOYS AS WELL AS GIRLS !!! COST OF EACH WORKSHOP - $7
WEDNESDAY 23 JULY 1.30PM - 2.30PM
WORKSHOP - THE DOGPADDLE - This is a rocky jazz dance. A high-energy routine with choreography based upon swimming strokes. Children explore elements of space and the body’s relationship to it by moving continuously.
WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST 1.30 - 2.30PM
WORKSHOP - MICES ARE THE NICEST - The children explore upper body awareness. This is an easy catchy song to learn. It is of medium tempo and lends itself to mask making. It features spoken verses and a sung chorus.
WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 1.30 - 2.30PM
WORKSHOP - THE BULLFROG - A rocky jazz dance. A high energy routine that is lots of fun. Children will explore elements of space and the upper body’s relationship to it by bouncing, bending, hopping, stretching twisting and moving continuously.
WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER 1.30 - 2.30PM
WORKSHOP - THE PENGUIN - This is a ‘character dance’. In this song the children imitate the movements of penguins. They will explore elements of space and the body’s relationship to it by waddling and flapping.
WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 1.30 - 2.30PM
WORKSHOP - CATERPILLAR SONG - A folk dance with Celtic undertones. The children explore elements of space and body awareness by imitating the movement of trees,caterpillars, waves and whales.
WORKSHOP - M M MAGIC - An action song with elements of mime combined with contemporary movements. The children explore elements of space and the body's relationship to it by low, medium and high levels of movement.