Program Director and Artistic Director - Ms. Sharon Shakur, MA

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day from Dance with Books

"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."
               John F. Kennedy


Sharon Shakur, MA
Dance Educator

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dance with Books at the Boston Children's Museum

Students, Parents, and I had a fantastic time exploring the fun, educational, and hands-on exhibits at the Boston Children`s Museum.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dance with Books - Wonderful Dancing!

Congratulations!  Dance with Books Students performed with energy, creativity, and confidence at the Spring Dance Show.  Thank you to Parents for getting hats ready, making sure your children attended classes and extra rehearsals, and contributing yummy pastries to the Reception.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dance with Books Celebrates Black History Month

During February , Dance with Books Students will re-learn the dance "Carnival", a dance choreographed by Ms. Shakur, Dance Educator.  "Carnival" is a tribute to Caribbean culture and Ms. Shakur's Montserrat heritage. Also, Ms. Shakur will teach Students the dance "Gumboots", from South Africa.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Quote from Dr. King

"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tempos Fun

Tempos in music and dance are slow, medium, and fast.  Students explored doing movements to various tempos.  Then, we did the Chicken Dance which starts with a medium tempo, then progresses to fast, and super fast. The Chicken Dance also teaches students about movement patterns.  You can look up the Chicken Dance on YouTube.  It`s a fun dance to do with your child - maybe even your Thanksgiving guests. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing all the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers, a beautiful and restful Mother's Day Weekend!

Sharon Shakur, MA
Dance Educator

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Joyful Dance

I spent April Vacation week teaching creative dance classes to Boston elementary school students.  Very inspiring!