Building Bridges to the Philippines, New Zealand and Samoa!

Session 1: Grades 4-6

Jump on this bridge that will take you to the Philippines, New Zealand and Samoa! When we arrive we’ll learn three different dances from these beautiful exotic islands. We’ll learn TINIKLING from the Philippines, the MAORI STICK DANCE from New Zealand, and the SAMOAN SLAP DANCE from Samoa. These dances are challenging for the older elementary student, yet very rewarding when they accomplish the intricate moves!

Express Dance Lessons!

Session 2: Grades K-3

Don’t have time to fit hour long dance lessons into your day? No problem! Come to this session to learn how to implement EXPRESS DANCE LESSONS that only last 5, 10 or 15 minutes tops! These quick lessons are perfect for young children K-3 who need to get out of their seats and move, yet they can still continue learning while moving. We will cover over 20 quick dance activities that you can easily implement into your day. The lessons will range from math to science to language arts to just dance for dance sake!

Jana Shumway

Jana Shumway received her BA and MA from Brigham Young University in Dance Education. She has taught dance at The Waterford School; Brigham Young University as adjunct faculty; William Penn Elementary and Calvin Smith Elementary as part of the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program; and is currently a Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University. At BYU she teaches dance education classes, contemporary technique classes and is the artistic director of BYU’s Kinnect Dance Company. Jana has presented at various art conferences throughout Utah such as: USOE Art Networking Conference, BYU Art Express, UVU Art Education Conference, daCi Utah Day of Dance, Granite, Jordan and SLC School District’s Art Conferences, Integrated Art Experiences at Utah State, SUU’s Arts Fusion and UDEO. She loves promoting dance in elementary schools and especially enjoys watching the children create and express joy when they dance!