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Giving Young Children a Lifelong Foundation for Well-Being

As society becomes more focused around screens and digitilization, the movement and speech stimuli required by the brain for healthy early childhood development, are no longer readily available in day to day life.

Dancing Hands & Frolicking Voices offers continuing education for early childhood educators, parents, grand parents and caregivers.  This includes courses at Waldorf early childhood training centers and conferences, workshop retreats at Star Dance Farm by Ann Arbor, Michigan or via Zoom, mentoring and video subscriptions.  Subjects include early childhood development, therapeutic aspects in early childhood, developmental movement in the form of finger plays, health-giving touch plays, large movement circles with singing in mood of the fifth and rhythmic verse, as well as Spacial Dynamics, anthroposophy, therapeutic Werbeck voice and handwork - all designed to provide young children with essential developmental experiences.  Our faculty are certified trainers who have presented around the world at Waldorf teacher training centers, conferences and workshops. They also collaborate with colleagues internationally to further this important work for young children.

Autumn 2020 Retreat

November 14th & 21st
(two consecutive Saturdays)

 

Workshop retreat via Zoom

Our focus will be on preparing plays for St. Nicolas, the Ellersiek early childhood Shepherd's Play as well as other winter plays. Also included will be Spacial Dynamics, singing, handwork and discussion groups.

Two Year Intensive Program

This deepening course in early childhood developmental movement, music, speech, and much more, is offered with 3 week-long retreats over 2 or 3 summers (your choice), plus weekend retreats each autumn and spring.  Discounts for retreats and practice videos are offered.