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Welcome to

Moving Is Learning!

CHILDREN NEED TO MOVE!

CHILDREN LOVE TO MOVE!

 

Physical development is recognized by early childhood experts as one of the primary developmental domains, so:

 

Why not use movement as a learning tool? Introduce simple activities into a child's day!

 

TEACH:

 

Early Literacy

Math and Number Skills

Science 

Social Studies

Early Childhood Concepts, such as Colors, Shapes, and Opposites

 

DEVELOP:

 

Self-Control and Body Awareness

Individual and Group Cooperation

Listening, Understanding, and Concentration

Reasoning and Problem-Solving Skills

Creativity

Large and Fine Motor Skills

Lifelong Healthy Habits

 

This website is rich in resources for parents, educators, librarians, and caregivers about the benefits of dance and movement for young children, and ideas to bring movement into children's lives --

EVERY DAY!  

 

 

Preschool creative dance class for WeTHRIVE! Hamilton County, Ohio, community wellness program.

Teaching at Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet

Harbinger Dance Factory, Detroit, Michigan

Connie and students

FLASH MOB DANCES!

 I helped to organize and choreograph this flash mob dance Cincinnati Dance Happening, that was performed on August 14, 2009 at Fountain Square, Cincinnati, Ohio.  My fellow organizers were Linda Kean, Renee McCafferty, and Maureen Teller.

We repeated the Cincinnati Dance Happening at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights, November, 2009

I choreographed this flash mob dance to be performed at the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children conference, Columbus, Ohio, in April, 2012.  We interrupted the keynote speakers (they were in on it, of course!) 

I choreographed (along with students from the Denison Dance Department) this flash mob dance for students, faculty, staff, and friends.  We performed it on the Quad in April, 2011!