Minute Masterclass Episode 92

Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance and creator of the Foundations Course for Early Childhood Dance Educators. Today in our Power of Props series, we are talking about solo props. These are your scarves, ribbon rings, ribbon wands, streamers, agility hoops, or plastic table cloth pieces, to name a few. Any prop that is individually used by a dancer is considered a solo prop. Solo props allow for individual exploration and tactile play.

In addition, moving props through space promotes eye tracking and crossing the midline development. We use solo props for freeze or free dancing and for exploring the concepts of dance through both teacher-focused and student-focused activities. Some solo prop activities you can include in your early childhood dance classes are the songs Scarves Up and Down and Around by Johnette Downing and Drivin’ in My Car by Raffi. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.

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