The Living Arts in Song and Dance with Anna Rainville

Wow! Back by popular demand, world-renowned educator Anna Rainville presents

The Living Arts in Song and Dance

Viva Song and Dance – Bringing the Arts to Life!

This four part course will offer practical ways to bring the Living Arts to life. Learn games to play, songs to sing, and singing games to nurture the joyous confidence of children in your care.

Family-Style Childcare.JPGA four part series: sign up for all, a few or just one!

For generations, when music has accompanied the rhythms of home life everyone thrives. Come join us as we learn new ways of exploring the Living Arts through singing and dancing together, children and all the young at heart.

This series of four interactive video classes will highlight games and songs that enhance the Living Arts, with an explanation of why these games remain timeless in their integrity and importance for healthy development.

Come prepared to make the four Living Arts of LifeWays 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 the classroom or early childhood program.

Each class will be a LIVE Zoom call with Anna, and participants will have access to the recording (private link) for one month after the event in order to better learn the songs.
No experience necessary, just an open heart and willing feet.

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, August 24: The Joy of Work – Practical Activity From morning to night, daily chores are elevated and eased by songs and games associated with work/professions.
  • September 28: Loving Care – Nurturing Care Simple rituals and song strengthen family ties and child/caregiver bonds. Learn songs and games for nurturing just one child or several.
  • October 26: Dancing Stories – Creative Exploration Songs and dances celebrate imagination and creativity.
  • November 30: Joining Hands and Lifting Voices – Social Awareness Singing games build a sense of community and promote a healthy social atmosphere for gatherings and festivals

Register for This Course

Price per workshop is $39

Price for the series of four workshops is $139

Groups of five or more: $29 per person for individual workshops; $115 per person for the series

Refund Policy: Fees will be refunded in full up to 7 days prior to the start of the course, and at 50% if student cancels enrollment less than a week in advance. Fees are nonrefundable after the start of the course.

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