General Session: Laban Movement for Children

Jane Kahan & John Feierabend
Ballroom A/B

In this session participants will experience various Laban themes adapted for children. Suggestions will be shared for successful engagement of students at the various grades in the elementary school whether just starting with movement exploration or as extension for those more experienced. Selecting appropriate music for planned movement activities as well as creative movement will be included in the presentation.

Jane Kahan

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John Feierabend

John Feierabend is considered one of the leading authorities on music and movement development. His teaching has provided thousands of teachers and their students with the materials and techniques to help build community through music by evoking enthusiastic participation of all people. To that end his approach strives for all people to become tuneful, beatful and artful through research based and developmentally appropriate pedagogies that use quality literature.

Dr. Feierabend continues to be committed to collecting, preserving and teaching the diverse folk music of our country and using that folk music as a bridge to help children understand and enjoy classical music. Dr. Feierabend’s research has resulted in two music methods; First Steps in Music, a music and movement program for infants through early elementary aged children and Conversational Solfege, a music literacy method for use in general music classes.