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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! Directions to Hungarian Dance #5-Ski…...

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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 natural movement sequence that can be done with a group spontaneously with little…...

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Move It!: Intermezzo from “Suite No. 1 in E-Flat Major”

This Move It! was created by Leslie Weaver and is set to Suite No. 1 in E-Flat Major, II. Intermezzo, by Gustav Holst. The movements in the A section reflect the march style of the accompaniment as well as the direction of the scale figure. The movements in the B section are smoother to reflect…...

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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 Gordon College. We hope you will enjoy it! Directions to Suite Gothique Move It!  … Sorry, this...

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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 style of dance. The hand position in this…...

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Move It!: Skating

If you know the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, this piece will be familiar. The introduction frames the entire piece both harmonically and metrically. In the opening, Imagine defining the four corners of a picture frame with which a picture will be created. In this lilting jazz waltz, listen and catch the groove. Seek out the…...

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Move It!: Rialto Ripples

This Move It! entry was created by Emily Maurek. The directions are below. I wanted to do a piece of American music and naturally Gershwin fit that bill. The tune Rialto Ripples (1917) is actually his first published piece and first commercial success. The piece was considered a ‘Novelty rag’ and was written for ‘piano roll’…...

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Move It!: Swan Lake Act II Finale

This Move It! entry was created by Lindsay Jackson and is set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Finale from Act II of Swan Lake. The directions are below. Enjoy!   Download the directions here…. Sorry, this content is for FAME Lifetime Member, FAME Member and FAME Student 2018 only. Connect, network, and access a wealth of knowledge now by...

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Move It!: Sicilienne

This Move It! entry was created by Missy Strong and is set to Gabriel Fauré’s Sicilienne. The directions are below. Enjoy!   Download Sicilienne directions…. Sorry, this content is for FAME Lifetime Member, FAME Member and FAME Student 2018 only. Connect, network, and access a wealth of knowledge now by becoming a member of FAME! JOIN FAME!...

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Move It!: The Nutcracker, Chinese Dance

This Move It! entry was created by Emily Maurer and Marah Mikkelson and is set to Chinese Dance from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The directions are below. Enjoy!   Chinese Dance directions…. Sorry, this content is for FAME Lifetime Member, FAME Member and FAME Student 2018 only. Connect, network, and access a wealth of knowledge now by becoming...

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