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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Gaga Workshop – more info soon!
September 21, 2014
 

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Bill Evans Seattle Dance Teacher's Workshop

SUNDAY, October 5, 2014 9:00am-3:00pm
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!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $120 if paid by Sept. 19.
After Sept. 19: $140
15% discount for anyone who attended Bill's workshop at the Creative Dance Center last October. Please make a note in the Comment Box when registering and the 15% will be deducted from the registration fee.
Questions:  billevansdance@hotmail.com

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BrainDance Foundations
Nov. 16, 2014 1:00-5:00pm  $90
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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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 2014-2015
Educator/Community Workshop Descriptions and Bios

Gaga Workshop – More Info Soon!
September 21, 2014
 

 



Bill Evans Seattle Dance Teacher Workshop

SATURDAY, October 5, 2014 9:00am-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!

Questions:  billevansdance@hotmail.com

Do not miss this opportunity to work with one of America's great modern dance teachers!

9:00 – 10:30: Somatics Lab
Evans' approach to Bartenieff Fundamentals as preparation for dance technique.
Learning from the Living Body. In this session Evans will guide us into sensing and feeling our inner selves and an exploration of body-level organization, connectivity, integration and phrasing.

10:45 – 12:30: Intermediate Laban/Bartenieff-Based Dance Technique
A model session of the Evans Approach to Teaching Dance Technique, appropriate for intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages, with live accompaniment.

12:30 – 1:30: lunch

1:30 – 3:00: Pedagogy Seminar
An interactive discussion of The Fundamentals of the Evans Method, which are:
    •    Community
    •    Trust
    •    Relationship
    •    Active Leaning
    •    Validation
    •    Differentiation
    •    Student Empowerment
    •    Teacher Regeneration

Participants are invited to videotape all three components of the workshop.
 



BrainDance Foundations
Nov. 16, 2014 1:00-5:00pm $90
Anne Green Gilbert
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.

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.


BrainDance Variations for All Ages
Date and Presenter-tbd
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.