Tall Dance Tales

First session was a blast!

April 25

I didn’t know what to expect but was quite excited to work with special needs children for the first time. It went well and time flew by so quickly I was like in a daze when it ended!

This is why I love working with children they are so full of energy and looking at them being so in the moment just makes me smile. đŸ™‚

We explored the different animals that will be used in the fables and designed 3 movements to an animal we picked. Their imagination never fails to amaze me and came up with great moves!

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Devising animal poses
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Check out these moves!

I really like how we have a mini sharing at the end so it gives a chance to look at what we have created and its just so beautiful to watch! Everyone took an animal in the group and they interacted like a community in their habitat.

I especially worked with a special needs child and he often drifted off to the windows and I tried to get him engaged in the activities we were doing.  It was very heartwarming to see him engaged and moving freely when we did some side activities with the scarves and I could just see him engrossed in his own world but really enjoying the moment!

 

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Having some play with scarves!

The children really enjoyed  things that they can hold on to and this multi-sensory approach is very useful!

The ebb and flow of the scarves inspired me as I felt something very enchanting and beautiful happening around the room.

I went on to write something glittery and swirling around like something magical that is drifting in the air with each wave of the scarf.

It was only the first session but I felt so much and it was lovely to see everyone smiling and happy when they left the rooms!

I remember feeling so blissful at the end of the day when I got home… it was that feeling that I have done something good! It is quite hard to describe it but I remember telling my mom that though my body was tired my soul and heart felt really happy and it just felt right~

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