Workshop Descriptions

Strut, Swivel and Sway . . . Dance and Learn this Way!  

Session 1: Grades 4-6

Come strut, swivel and sway as you learn fun ideas on how to get your 4-6 students up and moving!  In this session I will share new ideas (as I’m now back in an elementary school writing new lesson plans!).  Some ideas will include:  the book “If” by David J. Smith; a nonsense story to help 4th graders learn the Utah Counties; movement games to teach 5th graders about electricity; movement ideas to learn about the Mesopotamia Era for 6th graders; how to put together a flash mob for 4th, 5th or 6th grade; holiday ideas and more!  Can’t wait to strut, swivel and sway with you!  

Jump, Jitter and Jive . . . Watch Learning Come Alive!  

Session 2: Grades K-3

Come jump, jitter and jive while learning fun ideas on how to get your K-3 students up and moving!  In this session I will share new ideas (as I’m now back in an elementary school writing new lesson plans!).  Ideas will include:  “Add with a Pirate” for Kindergartners; an easy to learn and teach Israeli folk dance for 2nd graders that will help them learn how to count by 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s; Native American dances for 3rd grade; holiday ideas; and books such as “Head Body Legs” by Won-Ldy Paye & Margaret H. Lippert, “Let’s Play” by Herve Tullet, “A Shadow of a Dream” by Kathleen Estes and “Imagine a Night” by Sarah L. Thomson.  Can’t wait to jump, jitter and jive with you!  

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!