Folk Dancing, Movement & Improvisation:
Sequencing for Success
Instructor: Berta Hickox
Berta Hickox has been teaching with the Kodály philosophy for more than 20 years, including as a musicianship teacher for the acclaimed Children's Chorus of Maryland. Berta has taught workshops on creative movement, singing games, folk dancing, differentiation, and improvisation in the elementary classroom at the local, state and national level. She has taught in the summer Kodály courses at James Madison University, the University of New Mexico, and currently at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. She received a Master's in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names University. Berta currently teaches K-5 music in the Halifax Area School District in Halifax, PA.
Non-Credit Option: $175 ($125 for students taking another JMU Music Course)
Credit Option (1 Graduate Credit)
In State $434 per credit
Out of State $1108 per credit
Creative movement, improvisation, folk dancing. . . We know we need to include these in our classrooms, but how can we do this most effectively and intentionally?
This mini course will address how to use creative movement, improvisation, and folk dancing in the music classroom in a meaningful way, as well as how to sequence activities to aid in differentiation for all students.