The Dancing Yogi

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The Dancing Yogi
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A dance teacher helps their students find the song in their heart, the beat in their feet and a passion for life.
 
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By The Dancing Yogi
Overview of life, legacy, and significance of Alvin Ailey. Includes suggested underlined words and supplementary worksheet for close-reading comprehension and critical thinking.
Subjects:
Dance, Music and Dance
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (0.17 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Close-reading handout with supplementary critical thinking worksheet to understand the life, legacy, and contributions of Katherine Dunham. Includes suggested underlined vocabulary.
Subjects:
African Studies, Dance
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.6
$4.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.40 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Follow along yoga poses for "Giraffes Can't Dance." Activity allows students to learn additional yoga poses and reflect on lessons of individuality and confidence. Includes supplementary links. Please note this story is also included in my chakra
Subjects:
Physical Education, Character Education, Dance
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
2
Digital Download PDF (0.27 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Unit worksheet/handout packet covers Loie Fuller, Ruth St. Denis, Isadora Duncan, and Ted Shawn. Also complete with a supplementary powerpoint.
Subjects:
Dance, Music and Dance
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
$20.00
$16.00
1
Bundle
By The Dancing Yogi
Contains 15 circus-themed movement cards to inspire your young movers.
Subjects:
Drama, Child Care, Dance
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Task Cards
$0.99
1
Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Looks into the formation of modern dance beginning with Loie, Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn. Includes supplementary links and an additional activity.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, History, Dance
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Other, Projects
$4.00
1
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By The Dancing Yogi
Close-reading worksheet for students to learn about historical and cultural connections as they pertain to Martha Graham. Includes comprehension worksheet and underlined vocabulary.
Subjects:
Dance, Music and Dance
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Worksheets, Handouts
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (0.26 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Close-reading handout centered on understanding the life, history, and legacy of José Limón. Includes underlined vocabulary and a comprehension worksheet.
Subjects:
Dance, Music and Dance
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (0.39 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Close reading activity on the history, technique, and legacy of Isadora Duncan. Includes worksheet aligned with common core standards.
Subjects:
Music and Dance, Women's Studies, Dance
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Mini-Course
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Close-reading activity gives insight into the history and cultural/political background shaping Laban's life and work. Includes underlined vocabulary and an additional worksheet.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Dance, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Other, Handouts
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (0.14 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
10 interactive yoga stories with favorites like Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein.
Subjects:
Physical Education, Special Education, Dance
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Literature Circles
$27.50
$20.00
4
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By The Dancing Yogi
Bundle includes 4 handout/worksheet packets covering Martha Graham, Charles Weidman, Doris Humphrey, and Hanya Holm as well as a powerpoint.
Subjects:
Dance, Music and Dance
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
$20.00
$14.00
Bundle
By The Dancing Yogi
50 count mindfulness cards to use in the classroom. Perfect for teaching coping strategies to children.
Subjects:
Life Skills, Child Care, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Flash Cards
$4.50
1
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By The Dancing Yogi
Interactive yoga story. The story is not my own. Only the choreography that accompanies it is.
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Dance
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.28 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Learn all about the yogic chakras with this 7-part unit. Each week delves into a different unit with 90-minute plans.
Subjects:
Special Education, Physical Therapy, Dance
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$49.00
$37.00
1
Bundle
By The Dancing Yogi
Close-reading handout that looks at the life and legacy of Merce Cunningham. Includes critical thinking worksheet and underlined vocabulary.
Subjects:
Dance, Music and Dance
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (0.29 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Close-reading handout on the life and work of Bob Fosse with suggested underlined vocabulary in addition to worksheet.
Subjects:
Dance, Theater Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (0.17 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Follow along yoga poses for "The Story of Ferdinand." Activity allows students to learn additional yoga poses and reflect on lessons of peacefulness. Includes supplementary links. Please note this story is also included in my chakra unit 1.2. I do
Subjects:
Physical Education, Life Skills, Dance
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Fun Stuff
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.29 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Close-reading with additional worksheet on the history of Ted Shawn. Learn about the foundations of modern dance from a cultural and historical standpoint.
Subjects:
Music and Dance, Theater Arts, Dance
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Handouts
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By The Dancing Yogi
Perform an interactive movement/yoga story to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clark Moore. Includes links to poem, youtube video, and coloring sheets. Please note: the Dancing Yogi does not own the rights to the story or links. Only the
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Dance
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.24 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

More than a decade of experience teaching in studios, public schools, outreach programs, studios, and private/Montessori schools. Contracted schools include Leport Montessori Schools, Montgomery Village Middle School, Roberto Clemente Middle School, Minnieland Elementary School, A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, Albert Einstein High School, West Potomac High School, and Takoma Park Middle School (in addition to state festivals and workshops.) Also contracted in nursing homes/senior centers. Additional organizations include Artists Striving to End Poverty, Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble, Dancer's Studio, District Music Academy, BalletNova, Mercier School of Dance, Bethesda Conservatory, Hope4Haiti, Sertoma Center, and as freelance teacher.

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a dance educator, choreographer, and artist I aim to empassion students to lead a life filled with learning, curiosity, and discovery. Whether the student is an accomplished performer or new to the craft, I urge dancers to become world citizens committed to improving themselves and the world around them. I focus on offering the students meaningful experiences they can carry with them no matter what their future profession might look like. I ask my students to employ creativity and critical-thinking in each class. I foster an inclusive, welcoming environment so that students can invest in abstract-thought without fear of failure. I commend students for exploring their voices while educating them on the rich lineage of dance that has proceeded them. My approach to student assessments is multifaceted. The first goal is to promote creativity and artistry in a safe, communal environment. My socially-engaged, energetic, and multicultural method celebrates diversity and individuality. I foster a sense of community with an emphasis on collaboration. Therefore, students are in-part assessed by their commitment to discovering their own voice while supporting their fellow classmates. Second, the students are expected to gain a better understanding of the craft that involves a diverse perspective on the evolution, history, and significance of dance. Student examinations consider movement, written, and discussion-based assessments. This critical-thinking element allows me to nurture different learning styles and meet the students where they are; rather than where they are expected to be. This student-centered, process-driven approach strives to spark discovery, curiosity, and socially conscious engagement in the students. My practice is intended to encourage exploration and constant learning so that students are bettered in the varied professions and lives that lie ahead for them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

"Excellence in Dance Writing" "Kevin Campbell Scholarship" "Excellence in the Honors College" "Presidential Award for Service" Publication with piece, "Orientalism and the Perpetuation of Stereotypes in the Nutcracker" Laban Prerequisites obtained "Excellence in the Honor's College" Dean's List Recipient "Safe Space" Certified Project Based Learning Certified STEAM Certified Advancing Youth Development Certified CPR Certified

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I trained in ballet, modern, jazz, dance history, and cultural dance beginning at the age of 6 with Dancer's Studio where I later became a member of the Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble. I moved on to receive my BFA in Dance Performance at George Mason University's Honors College. I have written reviews and dance articles for several years in addition to teaching, performing, and choreographing all over the world. Most recent tours and traveling has brought me to Haiti, Cuba, and Jordan.

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