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Weekly Wrap Up

It's been a week of dance parties, song writing, improvisation and thinking about flow. Read on for the week's highlights!



In Jenn's "Nia: Movement & Music" class we talked all about "dance parties" - the ones we had in high school, at coming of age celebrations, at weddings and the dance parties that simply celebrate life! We danced a lot (in our chairs), created our own dance and discussed what kind of theme party we would throw:


  • A Hawaiian luau where people would wear grass skirts and drink pineapple, coconut and rum shaved ice drinks.

  • A Barn Dance party, with square dancing in blue jeans, cowboy boots and plaid shirts.

  • A Nap dance, where we all take a snooze!

  • A Rhythm Dance party - everyone would wear their nicest party dresses and drink heavily spiked drinks!






Jenn shared a video of a Flashmob by Infinite Flow - A Wheelchair Dance Company who believe that everyone should have quality dance classes!



 


In his "Music Is Life" class, Simon shared a beat that he created in his studio. Together the members started to create a song. Here are some beginnings of ideas shared in the class:


Working Title ”Running with the elephants”


  • We all have a rhythm inside us that we want to let out!

  • Everyone is born with it and we die with it!

  • We hear our mom’s rhythmic heartbeat.

  • Some people have good rhythm and some people just have a beat.

  • We need to listen around us to be in tune with the natural rhythms.

  • I’m awfully happy with you, slowly owly owly you get away ...



 


In Steve's "Piano Concert & Music History" class, we discussed improvisation. Here's how we described what improvisation is all about.

  • It’s about being aware.

  • It’s in all of us.

  • We can because we are human.

  • Some of the greatest ideas have been mistakes.

  • People in all fields improvise, a chemist can improvise drawing different molecules to discover something new.

  • It’s present in so many facets in our lives and in many walks of life.


Take a look at Steve and Simon improvising below!