On December 15 Mentor Artist Stephanie Bastos lead six classrooms of energetic K-3rd graders in a holiday Dance Performance at Harding Elementary School. Students showcased their understanding of choreography and improvisation. They showed parts of the Brain Dance emphasizing high, low, mid and cross body movements to stimulate brain activity.
As a culminating event to eight sessions of dance, Stephanie led the entire body of dancers (students and their families) in a big Samba Dance A Long. Check out the video below.
A Question and Answer session followed. One parent asked the students, “How do you feel when you improvise?” Six year old Blake answered, “I go with the flow and have fun.” Another parent asked, “Does anyone want to be a dancer when they grow up?” Some hands went up when Mentor Artist Stephanie stated, “You are ALL already dancers. Look what you just accomplished.” to a round of applause from the audience.
Check out the community dance here: https://youtu.be/IQLxwSL56ss
UPDATE: The 2016 SING OUT! will be on Monday, December 26 at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley. Click here to grab your tickets now!
Thanks to Peter Rodgers for the beautiful images from our 20th Anniversary `Til Dawn SING OUT! at Great American Music Hall, and thank you so much to Delta Rae and all our alumni vocalists for donating their time to raise funds for `Til Dawn scholarships.