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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Music Moves: Hop, Skip, and Jump

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On Tuesdays, June 14 to July 19 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. kids ages 4 to 5 will spend an hour listening, enjoying, and moving to a variety of genres of music while interacting with each other.

This is not a traditional dance lesson!  The goal is to provide a place for kids ages 4 or 5 to spend an hour listening, enjoying, and moving to a variety of genres of music while interacting with each other. We will have a set number of eurythmic exercises, emphasizing rhythm and movement to music to start each class and a few games to play.  In each of the 6 classes, the children will learn about a different instrument, hear a well-known piece of music in which it's featured, and create a fun dance to go along with it. Guitar, piano, violin, drums will be our classics, but we are branching out to some less usual ones, piccolo, banjo, and how about a didgeridoo?!  Any comfortable clothing is perfect, no special shoes are required.  

Program Notes: Every class will begin with greetings, warm ups, and across the floor movements to music that may be familiar to them, and is written to motivate people to MOVE!  We will squat, roll, stretch, balance, isolate muscles, notice posture,  jump, skip, gallop and more!  In addition, I will introduce one instrument each week and a piece of music in which this instrument is featured.  We will all work together to have fun moving to the music. 

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All popular music chosen for the majority of the class will be age appropriate.  

WEEK 1: PIANO 

Hungarian Dance 5

Tempo in Music

Hungarian Dance 5 

WEEK 2: VIOLIN 

Peter and the Wolf Op 67

Music creates Moods

Recommended listening for home: Peter and the Wolf 

WEEK 3: PICCOLO 

Stars and Stripes Forever

Hidden sounds to find in music 

Marching with Flags!

WEEK 4: TIMPANI

Also Sprach Zarathustra Op 3 Strauss

Listen to the music build - triumph!

WEEK 5: FLUTE

Flight of the BumbleBee Rimsy Korsakov

Move fast like a buzzing bee

WEEK 6: WALTZ WEEK

The Blue Danube Strauss - 1, 2 3! 

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