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AlphaBeat | Step On the Beat | Songs for Dancing
"This CD is great! I loved all the songs."
John Smith, DanceBeat Magazine
AlphaBeat is for children, families, teachers, and anyone who loves to move, imagine and create. The activities are based on my 25 years of teaching dance and creative movement in the classroom. The targeted age range is pre-K through grade 4 (ages 3–10), with the majority of activities aimed at Kindergarten through grade 3 (ages 5–9).
AlphaBeat includes warm ups and activities based on creative movement fundamentals: actions, shapes, locomotor movement, expression, and qualities of movement. You’ll also find a big dose of words. I love language as much as I love movement.
The companion booklet is filled with illustrations done by school children that have danced with me and kept drawn and written journals of their experiences. It also includes activity instructions and tips for teaching the material.
With AlphaBeat, a teacher could build movement in the classroom and enhance a physical education program. Families could enjoy dancing around the living room together. Home schooling parents could use AlphaBeat as part of their physical education and performing arts component.
This is my third audio recording and collaboration with keyboardist Neal Robinson and percussionist Rocky Maffit.
AlphaBeat is available directly from the author or through West Music.
$17 plus tax & shipping. To order: www.westmusic.com