Minute Masterclass Episode 159
Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance and creator of the Foundations Course for Early Childhood Dance Educators and the DiscoverDance Experience Membership. Today, we’re talking about concept reinforcement songs. As a conceptual dance educator, there is not a moment that goes by in my class when I am not emphasizing the concept of the day. In the freeze dance, hello song, piggyback songs, directive songs, goodbye song, and everything in between… including the times when we have background music on, even then, I am choosing my music with clear intent.
If we are exploring the concept of size, you will hear “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” during our obstacle course. If we are exploring the concept of relationships, you will hear “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” during our resting activity. My entire lesson plan focuses on the concept of the day. This creates an enriched learning environment where I have a clear objective and meaningful purpose. I encourage you to think about your class objectives and how music can enhance the learning experience for your students in every class. Remember to check out today’s post on concept reinforcement songs for your music library inside the Early Childhood Dance Educators’ Facebook group. See you there!