Minute Masterclass Episode 46

Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance. PLACE is the very first concept we teach at the beginning of the dance season. When we explore the concept of PLACE, we discover our kinesphere. That’s our bubble of personal space. We explore all the ways our bodies can move in our kinesphere ON OUR SPOT in Self Space. These are non-locomotor movements. We also explore how we can move our kinesphere ALL AROUND in General Space from one place to another. These are locomotor movements. The more we explore all the amazing ways our bodies can move, the more our vocabulary grows. 

Exploring PLACE also allows the opportunity to develop our spatial awareness. By building awareness of our dance space and how to move through it safely, we can navigate formation changes without running into our friends. You can incorporate the concept of PLACE into your classes with the song Moving in Place by Mr. Gym for Self Space and Locomotor Movement by Kate Kuper for General Space. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.

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