Minute Masterclass Episode 48

Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance. LEVEL is the third concept we explore in the DiscoverDance Program. The concept of LEVEL leads to the development of many of our important foundational skills. When we explore LOW LEVEL movements like slithering, bear walks, or crab walks we develop our core and upper body strength. When we explore HIGH LEVEL movements such as leaping, jumping, and hopping, we develop our core and lower body strength, as well as our balance. With movements that cross our midline, such as crawling and skipping, we are improving the connection and coordination between both the right and left sides of our brain. 

In addition, jumping develops the same part of the brain called the cerebellum that is responsible for our focus and concentration. And, moving from HIGH LEVEL to LOW LEVEL and across the midline prepares our developing brain for future reading and writing. We also continue to develop the vocabulary we started to build while exploring PLACE and SIZE. We discover how HIGH and how LOW those movements can be. This assists in growing our creative thinking and problem solving skills. You can incorporate the concept of LEVEL into your classes with the song Gallop Little Horsey by Amy Liz. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.

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