Wow! An amazing opportunity to lift your spirits with this world-renowned educator!
A year-long course: sign up for all, or just the first one!
Singing games are a part of every culture and generation. These games provide healthy opportunities for sensory integration while lifting spirits and building community. Singing and moving together in simple or complicated forms appeals to all ages whether at home, in a classroom, or a faculty meeting. They are contagious joy.
This series of seven interactive video classes will highlight singing games for the seasons along with glimpses into why these games remain timeless in their integrity and importance for healthy development.
Participants will discover the abundant complexities of crossing midlines in traditional and new singing games for the youngest and oldest dancers. Come prepared to make the four foundational senses of touch, life, balance and movement come alive as you dance in your Zoom rooms! These games (for children ages eight and under) find their ways into the everyday rhythm of family life as well as bring added meaning to seasonal festivals whether intimate or grand.
Each class will be a LIVE Zoom call with Anna, and participants will have access to the recording (private link) for two weeks after the event in order to better learn the songs.
No experience necessary, just an open heart and willing feet. Participants are encouraged to have on hand a copy of Anna’s book Singing Games for Families, Schools and Communities prior to the session.
About the Instructor:
Anna Rainville has lifted spirits with singing games and group harmony for decades. A Waldorf educator since 1978, Anna travels widely as a mentor and teacher. She has experience as a class teacher at the Lexington Waldorf School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and as a public school kindergarten teacher in the Santa Cruz Mountains where she received an award from the California Kindergarten Association for outstanding work in early childhood education. Currently, she facilitates teacher renewal and integrated arts curriculum development in schools and universities nationally and internationally including the Philippines, Estonia, the West Bank, Ireland, and India.
Anna takes particular pleasure in supporting a healthy connection between child and nature and has received grants to develop outdoor play and nature programs in early childhood centers in low-income communities. With her mother, Betty Peck, she has co-founded and directed the popular Kindergarten Forum in their magical garden for 27 years in Saratoga, California. Anna’s passion for supporting the creative spirit in teachers was honed as a founding instructor at Rudolf Steiner College’s Public School Institute for 25 years. Special interest in learning through movement and sensory integration led her to complete remedial training.
Workshops will occur on the following dates from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Central Time:
Wednesday, October 28 – Autumn
Wednesday, November 18 – Winter Holidays
Wednesday, January 6 – Winter
Wednesday, February 3- Love Notes for the Littlest Dancers (focusing specifically on 3’s and under)
Wednesday, March 3- Spring
Wednesday, April 14 – May Day
Wednesday, May 12 – Summer
Price per workshop is $39 (five or more $29 each)
Price for the series of seven workshops is $250 (five or more $185 each)