Educator/Community Workshops

Calling all educators, dance teachers, teaching artists, early childhood specialists, OTs, PTs, and parents. Join us at the Creative Dance Center as we learn, laugh, discover, and dance. 5% discount given for multiple participant registrations or when one participant registers for more than one workshop. To receive clock hours please notify CDC three weeks prior to the workshop date. Workshops are held at the Creative Dance Center in our beautiful, open, ADA accessible studio space.

Movement integrates and anchors new information and experience into our neural networks. Movement is vital to all the actions by which we embody and express our learning, our understanding and ourselves.
~Carla Hannaford, Ph.D.

Title list of workshops is followed by workshop descriptions and presenter biographies.
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Exploring Sensory Processing in Childhood
September 29, 2013 1:00-4:00pm  $70
Carey Goldenberg

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Bill Evans Seattle Dance Teacher's Workshop

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. REGISTRATIONS NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED!

SATURDAY, October 19, 2013 1:00-5:00pm
Bill Evans – Read his remarkable Bio HERE.
REGISTRATION SPACE IS LIMITED. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REGISTER IN ADVANCE. WE WILL BE CLOSING THIS WORKSHOP WHEN 40 PARTICIPANTS HAVE REGISTERED. IF YOU COME TO REGISTER THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP THERE IS A CHANCE YOU MAY NOT GET IN IF WE ARE FULL!

$80 if paid by October 1.
$100 at the door. Registration opens at 12:30 on Oct. 19 at CDC.
To register in advance, send a check for $80 to:
Evans Dance Workshop 3920 Lake Road North Brockport, NY 14420  
Include full name and email address. Questions:  billevansdance@hotmail.com

 

BrainDance Foundations
Nov. 17, 2013 1:00-5:00pm  $90
Terry Goetz
Clock hours available. Participants wanting clock hours must bring $10 check made out to PSESD on day of workshop.

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BrainDance Variations for all Ages
Jan. 19, 2014 1:00-4:00pm $70
Anne Green Gilbert
Clock hours available. Participants wanting clock hours must bring $10 check made out to PSESD on day of workshop.

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Understanding, Experiencing, and Influencing our Baby’s Development from Birth to Walking
Sunday, March 2, 2014
1:00-4:00pm $70
Janelle Campoverde

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Creative Dance Center 2013-2014
Educator/Community Workshop Descriptions and Bios

Exploring Sensory Processing in Childhood
September 29, 2013 1:00-4:00pm  $70
Carey Goldenberg

Every one of us is a sensory being. We explore through our seven senses and make sense of the world around us. We use these experiences for learning and for developing more adaptive and refined skills as we move through typical development. Come learn about the seven senses: touch, hearing, vision, taste, smell, proprioception, and vestibular. We will explore how to encourage the development of these systems and how to support children who may be experiencing sensory processing difficulties. Learn about sensory processing disorders and effective communication tools to use with families. This workshop is appropriate for educators, PTs, OTs, dance educators, parents/caregivers, and anyone who works with children.

Carey Goldenberg has been a pediatric occupational therapist for over a decade. She opened Giant Steps Children’s Therapy in August 2005 and co-created Seattle Therapy Network in May 2009 to extend the services she could offer families. Carey received her degree in occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire and holds an advanced post-professional master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She trained and mentored under skilled clinicians at Yale New Haven Hospital, Georgetown Child Development Center, Cambridge Hospital, and Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services where she began her study of sensory integration. She holds a certificate in high-risk infant assessment from the University of Washington. Ms. Goldenberg has dedicated herself to empowering families and unlocking abilities in children. In the Republic of Georgia she produced research on the impact of disability, educated occupational therapists in sensory integration, and provided outreach/consultation to rural areas. She is involved in her profession locally, nationally and internationally. She has been adjunct faculty at the University of Puget Sound and is dedicated to training future leaders in the field of occupational therapy. She has advanced trainings in a variety of modalities including sensory integration, The Alert Program, DIR/Floortime, Integrated Listening, Constraint-Induced Therapy, Brain Gym, Handwriting without Tears, and Social Thinking.



Bill Evans Seattle Dance Teacher Workshop

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. REGISTRATIONS NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED!

SATURDAY, October 19, 2013 1:00-5:00pm
Bill Evans
REGISTRATION SPACE IS LIMITED. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REGISTER IN ADVANCE. WE WILL BE CLOSING THIS WORKSHOP WHEN 40 PARTICIPANTS HAVE REGISTERED. IF YOU COME TO REGISTER THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP THERE IS A CHANCE YOU MAY NOT GET IN IF WE ARE FULL!

$80 if paid by October 1. $100 at the door. Registration opens at 12:30 on Oct. 19.
To register in advance, send a check for $80 to:
Evans Dance Workshop 3920 Lake Road North Brockport, NY 14420  
Include full name and email address. Questions:  billevansdance@hotmail.com

Do not miss this opportunity to work with one of America's great modern dance teachers!
1:00 – 2:30: Somatics Lab
Evans' approach to Bartenieff Fundamentals as preparation for dance technique.
2:45 – 4:30: Intermediate Laban-Based Dance Technique
Evans' Pedagogical Method with live accompaniment.
4:30 – 5:00: Question and Answer
Participants are invited to videotape all three sessions.
 



BrainDance Foundations
Nov. 17, 2013 1:00-5:00pm $90
Terry Goetz
Clock hours available. Participants wanting clock hours must bring $10 check made out to PSESD on day of workshop.

This workshop will dive into and explore the foundations of the BrainDance. Everything you wanted to know about the BrainDance but were afraid to ask will be covered! Developed by Anne Green Gilbert, the BrainDance is a full body-brain warm-up for children and adults. This 4-hour workshop will provide a foundational understanding of the eight developmental movement patterns that healthy human beings naturally move through in the first year of life. We will delve into the somatic and cognitive benefits of isolating and focusing on these patterns of breath, tactile, core-distal, head-tail, upper-lower, body-side, cross lateral, and vestibular movements. Done in an orderly progression, the BrainDance helps us awaken the parts of our visceral and muscular system that support our body structure and help us cope with the world in an embodied way. The benefits of the BrainDance are many: reorganization of the neurological system; increased blood and oxygen flow to the respiratory system and brain; enhanced core support, connectivity, and alignment; and deeper understanding of the elements of dance technique. The BrainDance may be used as a warm-up for dance class or physical activity; before tests, performances, and presentations; after sitting for long periods of time; as a break during computer work; and to increase energy and reduce stress. This workshop will cover BrainDances appropriate for all ages that can be done in a variety of settings. Whether the BrainDance is something you are already familiar with or is brand new to you, you will leave with a deeper embodied cognitive understanding of the BrainDance.

Theresa Goetz is the School Director for the Creative Dance Center in Seattle, Washington. Terry has been on the faculty of the Creative Dance Center since 2000 and began training intensively with Anne Green Gilbert in 1997. Terry has taught in preschools, elementary classrooms, and dance studios throughout the Seattle area since retiring from Pacific Northwest Ballet in 1995. Prior to performing with PNB, she was a member of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater from 1986-1988. She presents to PEPS groups, Early Childhood specialists, and at Early Childhood conferences focusing on the importance of movement in the early years of life. Terry presents workshops locally, nationally, and internationally, training dance teachers, educators, and teaching artists in BrainDance and Brain-Compatible Dance Education. She has presented at the National Dance Association and National Dance Education Organization conferences. Terry has taught for the International Dance and the Child Finnish Chapter, Kuopio International Dance Festival, Edmonton Orff Schulwerk Association, Indiana Orff Schulwerk Association, and at Universities in the US and Canada. She worked with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in WA state as a Dance Specialist developing updated K-12 Learning Standards for Dance. Terry is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization and is the Past-President of the Dance Educators Association of Washington.


BrainDance Variations for All Ages
Jan. 19, 2014 1:00-4:00pm $70
Anne Green Gilbert
Clock hours available. Participants wanting clock hours must bring $10 check made out to PSESD on day of workshop.

For participants familiar with the BrainDance, this will be a chance to spice up and enliven your BrainDance repertoire! New and fun BrainDances will be shared. Learn BrainDances that disguise themselves as fast and easy folk dances. Find ways to use props in meaningful ways. Learn how to integrate technique and different dance styles into the BrainDance patterns. Gain confidence in layering dance concepts into the BrainDance, opening up a world of endless possibilities and variations. Critical-thinking, problem solving, and social-emotional interaction will be in high gear as you discover how fun BrainDance “stations” can be. Prior experience with the BrainDance is beneficial, as we will not delve into the background and origin of the BrainDance in great detail. If you do not have experience with and understanding of the BrainDance we recommend you attend the BrainDance Foundations workshop on November 17, 2013 before attending this workshop. Since developing the BrainDance in 2000, Anne Green Gilbert has been expanding on the versatility and variety of this unique movement tool. Join Anne as she shares novel and engaging ways to keep the BrainDance fresh and fun!

Anne Green Gilbert started her teaching career as an elementary school teacher in Chicago where she first used movement to teach the academic curriculum. In 1981, Anne founded the Creative Dance Center, a school specializing in dance education for infants through adults and Kaleidoscope, a modern dance company of young people. Anne is the author of Teaching the Three Rs Through Movement (1977), Creative Dance for All Ages (1992), and Brain-Compatible Dance Education (2006). She has produced two DVD's, Teaching Creative Dance (2002) and BrainDance (2003). As a member of the Arts Education Standards project, she helped write the Washington State Dance Standards and Learning Goals. Anne has received a number of awards for her teaching and service to dance education including the prestigious American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Honor Award (1999) and the NDA Dance Scholar/Artist Award (2005). In October 2011 the National Dance Education Organization presented Anne with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Anne directs the Summer Dance Institute for Teachers, now in its 16th year at the Creative Dance Center, and is in demand throughout the world for her fun, engaging, and transforming workshops.


Understanding, Experiencing, and Influencing our Baby’s Development from Birth to Walking
Sunday, March 2, 2014
1:00-4:00pm $70
Janelle Campoverde

When we teach, support, and attend to our children with internal understanding and experience we are most effective. In this workshop you will deepen your skills in identifying the developmental sequence from birth to walking by experiencing and embodying it yourself. Through Child’Space’s Developmental Movement Explorations you will be gently guided through the milestone patterns and the transitions connecting them. You will inhabit this kinesthetic knowledge and refer it at any time because your nervous system has integrated it into your personal movement repertoire. You’ll feel transformative benefits in your movement as well as gain insight into the developmental experience. You will also learn hands-on techniques to support development in babies during this critical window of learning, when all their systems are developing simultaneously: motor, emotional, balance, sensory, speech, and social.  Your touch and pace will become more refined and receptive as you learn ways to influence more possibility at the beginning of life. This workshop is for parents and caregivers of infants. Please bring a blanket or exercise mat as the lessons will include lying and rolling on the floor.

Janelle Campoverde is a certified Child’Space parent educator, helping families to support their babies’ development through touch, particularly during the critical period from birth to independent walking. Janelle is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher® with over 30 years of experience in somatic education and the movement arts, teaching the Feldenkrais Method for over 20 years in private practice and weekly classes. She developed courses in Somatic Education for Antioch University and taught master classes at universities including the University of Washington, Southern Methodist and Bastyr Universities and Whitman College. She is an adjunct professor at Evergreen State College since 2001. She currently serves as assistant trainer for NYC Child’Space Professional Training: the Chava Shelhav Method. She has traveled and studied extensively Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban dance and has created communities throughout the northwest sharing her joy of Brazilian dance and rhythm. She uses play to promote learning.