Minute Masterclass Episode 51
Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance. SPEED is the sixth concept we explore in the DiscoverDance Program. When we explore the contrast between FAST and SLOW movements, we develop the foundational skills of body control and self regulation. Experiencing the variations of SPEED (aka tempo) in our movement also brings awareness to our pulse and our breath.
In addition, our storytelling through our movement improves when we incorporate the concept of SPEED. SLOW movements can tell a sleepy or sad story, where FAST movements can tell a story of happiness and excitement. We also continue to develop the vocabulary we started to build while exploring the previous concepts. We discover how FAST and SLOW those movements can be. This assists in growing our creative thinking and problem solving skills. You can incorporate the concept of SPEED into your classes with the outrageously fun song I Can Settle Down by David Kisor. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.