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

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.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Wishing you peace, health, and prosperity in the New Year and beyond. Onward and Upward!

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. 

Happy Thanksgiving! Eat, Rest, Repeat. Be Grateful!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Back to School with Dance with Books

Great News! Dance with Books classes start at the Trotter School on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and at the Mather School on Friday, Oct. 7.  Keep dancing!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

I enjoyed doing the voiceover for the Doctor role in the "Parent Pulse Check" series. See the video.