Workshop Description: Peter and Mary Alice Amidon’s teacher workshop focuses on the community building power of traditional dance, song and storytelling in the schools. While sharing some great traditional American and English dances and singing games for children, they will also be discussing how to create a positive dance experience from the very first dance session, how to keep the dancing engaging, choosing a dynamic succession of dances and singing games, fostering dance independence, and generally making dance an integral part of the music program and of the greater school community.  The Amidons will demonstrate enriching picture books with singing, storytelling, drama and background music.  The Amidons will tell at least one folktale and discuss and demonstrate how to use storytelling as a powerful teaching tool.  They will share some of their favorite songs while discussing starting and sustaining an all-school sing.   The Amidons hope that this workshop will help music teachers to transform their schools into singing and dancing communities.

Workshop Location:
Ohio Wesleyan University Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 53 Spring Street Delaware, Ohio 43015
Maps/directions will be included with confirmation of registration.

CEU Certificates (0.5 credit) to be provided at event conclusion.

Overnight Lodging Option: For attendees who prefer to arrive on Friday evening and stay overnight for this Saturday event, we suggest the Comfort Inn which is 2 miles from the event site. Contact the hotel directly to make a reservation:
Comfort Inn
1251 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43015
Note: Cost is the responsibility of the attendee, not OMEA for an overnight.