Summer 2022 Intensive

Sunday June 26th – Friday July 1st

This intensive is designed for early childhood educators seeking to deepen their understanding and practice of working with the young child with reverence and empathy, developmental movement, speech and singing in the mood of the fifth ~ all in support of healthy early childhood development.

Presenters:

Laurie Clark & Lynn St. Pierre

On Star Dance Farm and via Zoom

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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 gesture 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.

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 3 summers, plus weekend retreats each autumn and spring.  Discounts for retreats and practice videos are offered.