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Last Wednesday, GBCS teachers pretended to put on ice skates to glide smoothly around the room.  Football cleats, space boots, and flippers were also in the great pile of pretend footwear they donned for our second year of professional development with Lustig Dance Theatre.  

GBCS teachers learned how to integrate movement-based activities into math, science, social studies, and language arts lessons. They also learned how to incorporate more creative movements into everyday class instruction through brain breaks and a choreographed "Brain Dance."  Anne Green Gilbert invented the "Brain Dance" to "reset" the brain through exercises that all humans move through during their first year.

For more information about the Brain Dance, watch  

 

Posted by diana.sanderson  On May 19, 2016 at 9:22 AM
  

For the past two years GBCS students have earned admission to the Middlesex County Arts Middle School at Middlesex Community College.

On May 4, students of this program will be exhibiting their work from the most recent semester.  Join us that evening to support those students and see all that they have created!

May 4, 2016   6:15-9:00pm

Middlesex County College
College Center Building
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, NJ  
Parking lot #1 

For more information about this program, visit: www.artsandedcenter.org/

 

Posted by diana.sanderson  On May 02, 2016 at 8:41 AM
  

How would you convey the water cycle in movement? Twenty Fifth Grade students are doing just that, using the language of the body in a seven-week Creative Movement artist residency through Lustig Dance Theatre of New Brunswick.  An Arter Charter Grant funded by the Dodge Foundation has allowed these students to incorporate scientific knowledge with movement in a cooperative setting to create a whole class performance for the younger grades.   According to the National Dance Education Organization, the benefits of dance in schools include:

 -Physical Development: Using a wide range of movements and motion patterns, students develop coordination and kinesthetic memory.

 -Emotional Maturity: Students are exposed to a wide range of emotions they can express through movement and therefore develop more self-awareness.

-Social Awareness: Students learn to communicate accurately to work through the challenges of collaborating. 

-Cognitive Development: Movement helps students link ideas and explore problems in many dimensions.

 

For more information on dance in schools, please visit:  
www.ndeo.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=893257&module_id=55419 

For information on Lustig Dance Theatre, visit:  www.lustigdancetheatre.org/

Posted by diana.sanderson  On Mar 14, 2016 at 9:22 AM

Posted by ksadowski  On Apr 04, 2016 at 9:58 AM