These were students who had previously done 3 minute performance pieces and did not normally struggle. Motivation and love needed to be central to their experience. So we slowed down, focused on details and the way the movements felt. Our class time included playful times of what the students needed.
Who are the people that walk by your side and help you? What were some of the things they did in their own life to cultivate the strength and power to help you?
Integrating the Arts to Ensure All Students Can Engage in Learning In our uncertain times, it is critical for all students to have access to
I envision a time when providers of healthcare, clinical therapists, and patients will include movement plans, art therapies, and expressive therapies in their plan of actions. As this is still such a challenge in terms of being billable, I believe that individual and group expressive arts facilitated programs will partner with clinicians and host opportunities for hurting people to find the steps to their dances.
The Covid-19 stay-at-home order asked us to let go of our pre-virus identity, prepare a roadmap to achieve our goals, and it provided time for us to validate our skills and relationships. However, not everyone knew how to do this!
“Some students will take to it quickly and become addicted, while others will be exasperated or repelled. Faculty will need to keep the lessons balanced and joyous; but cannot sacrifice the opportunity for students to face the straightforward, simple technique principles offered in our lessons”, explained Payne.