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Dance Into The Curriculum! workshop
BROCK UNIVERSITY’S FACULTY OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION, WITH THE BROCK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF DRAMATIC ARTS present
DANCE INTO THE CURRICULUM!
A day of learning and celebration, exploring the PJI Dance Curriculum
YOUR WORKSHOP LEADERS
Glenys McQueen-Fuentes is a graduate of McGill University and the Jacques Lecoq School
of Physical Theatre in Paris and holds an MEd from Brock University. She was a founding
member of Theatre Action in Auckland, New Zealand, followed by 11 years in professional
theatre in Mexico City She teaches in the Department of Dramatic Arts, Brock University,
and is Co-Director of Soundtrack Performance Group, creating original music and
accompanying methods for using music and movement across the curriculum.
Helen Zdriluk, in addition to teaching in Sheridan College’s Performing Arts Preparation
program, teaches several courses in Brock University’s Dramatic Arts Department. She is
also director of S.A. Burlington’s School of Drama, and is Artistic Director of Centre Stage
productions. A frequent adjudicator and workshop leader, Helen taught drama for over 20
years at Burlington Central High School, where she directed and/or choreographed over 40
productions and established Combinations, the student dance team.
WHO: All Primary, Junior and Intermediate pre-service teaching candidates.
WHAT: Two workshops focused on teaching the 2009 Primary, Junior and
Intermediate Dance curriculum
WHEN: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 9 am - 1 pm
WHERE: Brock University, St. Catharines, Thistle Complex, Room TH141
HOW MUCH? $10 per person
REGISTRATION? Register Jan 4 - 8 & 11 - 15.
● Wear loose-fitting clothes in which you can move easily.
● Teacher resources will be available.
● Please arrive in time to start at 9 am. If you arrive on time, we promise to end on time.
● Get the word out to your Brock pre- service colleagues.
See the attached Registration Form.
9:00 am – 10:50 am Welcome, overview, workshop 1
10:50 am – 11:10 am Nutrition break (snacks provided)
11:10 am – 1 pm Workshop 2, wrap up
Workshop 1: Techniques and Strategies
Students will use teaching strategies (e.g. verb chains, gesture step) to develop
movement sequences inspired by the environment and other subject areas. This
process allows students and teachers to explore and manipulate all the elements
of dance (body, space, time, energy, relationship). Students will receive a unit
plan, ideas for building movement sequences, and a list of resources.
Workshop 2: Applications
This workshop explores narrative form, call and response, and guided
improvisation in dance to explore, interpret, and communicate ideas and themes from literature
sources. Students will receive a unit plan, ideas for future use of the strategies, and a list of resources.