Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A New Year for New Adventures (How About a Space Adventure?)

Hi. I am very excited to share a post entitled 10 Questions with Stacey Pepper Schwartz on www.4dancers.org.  I was honored to be interviewed and wanted to share this article with you.  While you are there check out this site, it is full of wonderful resources and information.

In other news, I am looking forward to a New Year and sharing many movement adventures with you. Here is a little adventure you can take with the children in your life and see if you can reach the stars.

Space Adventure: Become space explorers! 
  1. First before you explore outer space, explore the space all around you.  Stay in your spot and reach your arms as far as you can.  Reach and stretch one leg and then the other.  How about an elbow or a knee?  Can you reach high, middle, low, underneath yourself??
  2. Next see how high you can jump.  How high can you reach.  Try to stay up as long as you can.  What is pulling you back down?? GRAVITY! (the force that pulls us to the earth)
  3. Next, put on your space suits (pull on your pants, pull on the arms, zip up the suit from low to high and make sure you twist the helmet on.
  4. Crouch down low and count down - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 blast off!  Travel through the space exploring all the various places in the room until you land on planet NO-GRAVITY!
  5. Now explore the first step of this adventure again, this time without gravity. You will have floating arms and legs, elbows and knees.
  6. Now, explore traveling through the space, slowly floating since there is no force to push against.
  7. When you and your explorers are ready crouch down and blast back to earth!
Enjoy your adventure.  You are working on the concepts of space, time and force. Have an out of this world New Years!

Keep moving up down and all around together!

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