$60.00 – $70.00
Fridays, 10:00-1o:40 am | March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16
The Markeim is excited to offer our Dance As If No One Is Watching series, revamped so that both parents/caregivers and kids alike will get in exercise together through creative movement and exploration. This class is geared towards 3-6 year olds, and the dances, exercises, and projects in class will incorporate duets between every child and their parent/caregiver.
This 4-week series will encourage kids and their caregivers to move and groove in the outdoor space at Markeim Arts Center together. Both caregivers and children will have the opportunity to get in some exercise while we learn new steps and explore the relationship between dance and other art forms. By using catchy tunes, kids and caregivers will have the opportunity to let loose and express themselves freely through dance, and will be hopping, skipping, jumping, and sashaying throughout the space. To encourage interdisciplinary learning, each class will begin with a warm-up followed by a new step from the ballet or modern dance repertoire, and will incorporate learning and projects in other art forms (such as storytelling, visual arts, and music). Prior dance experience is not required, beginners encouraged! Please note, this class can be modified to accommodate physical differences.
Markeim staff will mark clear areas for each participant in our spacious outdoors yard to ensure safe and proper physical distancing. Masks are required. We ask that parents/caregivers are prepared to participate alongside their child.
Amanda Keller Fruchter is a teacher, choreographer, and dancer. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Choreography from Temple University as well as a Master of Arts in Arts Education Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Arts from the New School University with dual majors in Social and Historical Inquiry and Dance. She has many years of experience as a professional dancer and choreographer. Her diverse teaching experience ranges from teaching the cultural and historical context of dance on the university level to teaching creative movement to elementary school children.