Workshop Description: This workshop will focus on the integration of movement into our music teaching in order to reinforce musical skills and provide opportunities for creativity. We'll explore activities which can be done in self space in order to be used in the virtual classroom, the socially spaced classroom, or the good old fashioned live and in person classroom. For our youngest students, we'll explore adapted folk dance, fanciful finger plays, and the world of pretend. For our older students we'll explore body percussion and short movement phrases as starting points for improvisation and creation.
Clinician Biography: Kris has taught music and movement for 30 years in private, public, rural and urban settings. She teaches workshops across the country and has offered classes in movement at various universities. Kris has her master’s degree in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. She studied dance at Zenon Dance Company while living in Minneapolis and now lives in Lubbock, TX where she is a member of Flatlands Dance Theatre and leads the Border Morris Sides “Brother’s Grimm” and the newly formed “Sister’s Grimm”. While in Lubbock, Kris taught dance as an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University and currently teaches early childhood family classes and Musicality through Movement classes for ages 5-12.