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Kate Kuper strives to bring out the best in every learner by modeling a high level of commitment and enthusiasm at all times.
Whether the student is a child or a teacher, learners are drawn in by Kate’s energy and excitement as they learn to express ideas and feelings through movement. Kate also teaches brain-compatible, brain-based warm ups and movement explorations that improve student concentration, social skills, math and reading aptitude.
Kate believes that “content in structure taught with clarity and confidence equals a good movement class.” All workshops are designed to empower teachers to become confident and clear about what they are doing and why it is important. Kuper provides practical teaching strategies and skills for classroom management (behavior, space use and pacing) as she models activities, concepts and lesson ideas. For specific content, click this link or contact Kate to discuss customized training to meet your needs.
Kate leads intergenerational programs that get everyone up and moving. “Words Alive!” and “Family Dance Party” are two popular programs. Explore the link above for details.
Kate conducts arts residencies, as short as one day, and as long as three months. She teaches a student-centered, concept-based approach to movement and dance, so that children from pre-school through 8th grade can learn about dance, dance making and dance appreciation.
Kate's keynote presentation Reaching and Teaching the Whole Child: Creative Movement, Music and Learning was presented at the following early childhood conferences: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois), Parkland College (Champaign, Illinois) and Prince William Association for the Education of the Young Child (Woodbridge, Virginia) and as in-service for Little Graces Preschool (The Plains, Virginia).