Move It!: for Infants and Toddlers!

There is no better way for a child to grow up loving classical music than to dance with their caregivers at a very young age. That’s why I have created a series of Move Its for the parent/child First Steps in Music class called Baby Move It. When children feel...

Move It!: Hungarian Dance #5

Here is a fun way to move with some wonderful music in a way that will draw big smiles from students, who can pretend to be world class skiers who are as comfortable doing an Olympic ski jump and getting a trophy as they are waving to their adoring fans! Move It! by...

Move It!: Sleigh Ride

The ideas behind this Move It! were to add another seasonal selection to the holiday arsenal and to create movements that could be done seated. I’ve used this at all-school sing-a-longs and in a holiday concert. The form and phrasing of the piece made for a...

Move It!: Toccata from ‘Suite Gothique’

This Move it comes from FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainer David Rankine. It is a dramatic interpretation set to Léon Boëllmann’s Toccata from ‘Suite Gothique’ that David choreographed and led during his Conversational Solfege apprenticeship with Dr. Feierabend at...

Move It!: Swan Lake Act III Spanish Dance

This Move it was inspired by Spanish flamenco dancing. The movements in the A section are more sudden and have more weight than the sustained movements of the B section. If you’d like, show students a short video of flamenco dancing to get them ready for the...