SAMPLE CLASS PLANS

Examples of Classes for Beginners & Advanced Students

"Nature's Dance" Class for Little Ones

BEGINNER ISADORA DUNCAN & CREATIVE MOVEMENT

"The World is Our Family"

"She is Coming, the Highest Intelligence in the Freest Body" Isadora Duncan

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"WELCOME"

MUSIC: "Kumbaya" African American spiritual

Beverage & Snack

Themes: America, Freedom, Unity

"Find Your Space"

Moment of Silence, Opening & Closing of Eyes, Breath Work, Imagery

"Name Gestures & Dances" Expressing self thru gesture

"Rising and Reclining"


"Free Dance, Skips, Leaps" MUSIC: "Kumbaya" & "Happy Birthday" tribute to Martin Luther King 

by Stevie Wonder

"What a Wonderful World" Choreography by Rebecca 

MUSIC & VIDEO: L. Armstrong

Story book"Martin Luther King Day"

Poem "Color" Unicef Children's Poems

"Free Dance, Wings- Torso, Arm work" "We Shall Overcome" 

MUSIC & VIDEO: Mahalia Jackson

"Across the Floor Work":

"The Eagle": Lift & Expansion of Body thru Breath & from the Heart

Integrating Breath with Movement; Rising & Dropping, Running, Using Arms as Wings

"Free Flight": Using Arms & Weight of Body to turn & move thru space

"Eagle Pairs": w/ partner, dancing, coming together, holding hands, spinning, like 2 eagles flying, 

MUSIC: by Roland Hanneman Nature Sounds & Music

Video: Eagles taking Flight

"Free Dance, Turns, Scoops" "African Lullaby" Watota Children's Choir

"Lifts, Leaps w/Streamers" "My Country 'Tis of Thee" Marian Anderson

"Lifts, Leaps w/Streamers" "Star Spangled Banner"

Treats

See you Monday!

ISADORA DANCE CLASS

For Intermediate to Advanced students &

The DUNCAN DANCE COMPANY Performing Group

"Every wave of life then flows in the fullness of love, in the fullness of divine glory, in the fullness of grace, in bliss and peace." M.M. YOGI

“The Dance is love, is only love, it alone, that is enough.. it is amorously that I dance: to poems, to music but now I would like to no longer dance to anything but the rhythm of my soul.”

ISADORA DUNCAN

:

"WELCOME!"

Theme: "Love & Friendship"

"Find Your Space"

Moment of Silence, Opening & Closing of Eyes, Breath Work, Imagery,

"Name Gestures" Expressing Self thru gesture

"Rising and Reclining" Two Methods

"Name Dances" Expressing Self thru gesture Poem & Dance


"Wings of the Dove"

Choreography by Rebecca (performed at the Ia. State Capital, '01, in defense of the Doves) 

MUSIC: "Wings of Song" Mendelson


"Improvisation- Love is a Song, Age of Not Believing"

MUSIC: Disney


"Rope Skip"

Classroom Technique, across the floor, Working in Pairs & Solos, MUSIC: Bach

"Rope Dances"

Creating Dances, Working in Pairs, MUSIC: Bach


"Improv & Darts in Pairs"

Across the Floor Work

MUSIC: Anitra's Dance, by Grieg, Created for a Sultan's daughter


"Maidensong"

Gathering Flowers with Others, in train, weaving

Choreography by Jeanne Bresciani MUSIC: Hadyn


"Partner Leading or Walk w/ Gestures"

Greeting, Leading & Parting

Classroom Technique, across the floor, Working in Pairs MUSIC: Pachebel


"Calling Waltz"

Calling Others out to Play, Making Friends Gracefully

Class Technique: Learning Musical Phrasing, Working w/ Others

MUSIC: Schumann


"Dance Inspirations- Heart Box"

Creating & Sharing Individual Dances using Nature Items, etc

"The Eagle" Lift & Expansion of Body thru Breath & from the Solar Plexus,

Integrating Breath with Movement; Rising & Dropping, Running, Using Arms as Wings,

"Free Flight" Using Arms & Weight of Body to Turn & Move thru Space & experience Gravity,"Eagle Pairs w partner, dancing, coming together, holding hands and spinning, like 2 eagles flying, coming together & clasping talons, to find balance & weight distribution

MUSIC: by Roland Hanneman Nature Sounds & Music

"Slow Movements"

Classroom Technique, in circle, Gestures to Self, Others, Earth, World, Universe MUSIC: Mozart

"Leaps: Overhead, Open Heart, Light, Mini"

Class Technique, Across the Floor Work, MUSIC: Assorted

"Story book- Persephone" Greek myth

Water & Snack

"See you soon!"