"We can’t thank you enough for your outstanding dance program. All our second graders have a new appreciation for their bodies and what they can do; and also an exposure to dance as an art form."
"During these sessions of the program “Moving To Learn” the first grade teachers have observed growth in our students in increased coordination, awareness of their bodies in space and increased physical development of large motor skills. In addition, to their motor skills students have improved in their abilities to focus and follow directions while listening to auditory cues. The students look forward to the weekly sessions with enthusiasm. Most of our students are English Language learners and have also gained in vocabulary and English language development. We look forward to continuing our collaboration next year."
"They joyfully take off their shoes, get out on the floor, and stretch using their whole bodies…Carrie comes in and gives them the opportunity to be directing their own movement, learning about imagination and interpretation…They are given the opportunity to become aware of their bodies and how they can move in space and move with other people."
"I saw such excitement in my students. It was really wonderful. They look forward to it every week…Kids need a variety of creative outlets and a variety of ways to learn and to be excited about learning."
"It’s a wonderful program that you have going here. I use a lot of the terms that you taught the children."
"I’ve been in Moving To Learn since first grade…You get to express yourself and you get to jump around, do curved shapes and straight shapes…I like performing for an audience very much. After you’re done and you hear all those people clapping, it makes me really feel good."
"[Dance] makes your bones feel better." "And it makes you stronger."