Move It! Activities

Move it! activities are a way for students of all ages to connect with the expressive part of music on their journey to become more artful. The movements and gestures were created to reflect both this expressive quality and the form of each piece, embodying Dr. Feierabend’s theories of music and movement development. The movements often elicit those “goose bump” moments that happen when we truly connect with the expressive intent of the composer. 

Periodically, we will debut another new Move it! complete with a video and detailed, written directions for how to perform it. This is something exclusive to FAME members only, so we hope you enjoy this exclusive benefit of membership. If you’re not already a member, sign up now!

Masterworks
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks by Connie Greenwood
The Comedians: Pantomime by Missy Strong
Country Gardens by Betsy Greene
Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Missy Strong
Estonian Lullaby by David Rankine
Gypsy Rondo by Dr. Feierabend
Hungarian Dance #5 by Missy Strong
Rondo ala Turca by Anna Wiles
Sicilienne by Missy Strong
Swan Lake, Act II: Finale by Lindsay Jackson
Swan Lake, Act III: Spanish Dance by Lindsay Jackson
Suite No. 1 in E-Flat Major, II. Intermezzo by Leslie Weaver
Toccata from ‘Suite Gothique’ by David Rankine

Baby Move Its
Hungarian Dance for Infants and Toddlers by Connie Greenwood
March of the Toreadors for Infants and Toddlers by Missy Strong

Holidays
Leroy Anderson’s ‘Sleigh Ride’ by Emily Maurek
The Nutcracker: Chinese Dance by Emily Maurek and Marah Mikkelson
The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Missy Strong
The Nutcracker: Trepak
 by Rachel Grimsby
The Nutcracker: Hot Chocolate by Elizabeth Linsley

Jazz-Inspired
Blue Goose Rag by Marguerite Wilder and Kevin Boyle
Rialto Ripples by Emily Maurek
Skating by John Crever

Just for Fun
Duel of the Fates by Missy Strong
Imperial March by Missy Strong