Get to know our students
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Essince I am nine years old and in the fourth grade. I go to Falk Elementary School.
What's your favorite thing about dance?
My favorite thing about dance class is that I can express how I'm feeling in my dance.
What do you like to do besides dance?
I like to sing, I like science, and I like to do art. I'm going to be a physicist and a fashion designer when I grow up!
Whats one interesting fact about yourself?
Not a lot of people know that I have an older brother that is 13 years old.
What's your favorite dance move?
My favorite dance move is the dance cube, where you move in every direction. You can do i really fast or really slow. It's really fun!
Why did you choose to participate in Performing Ourselves?
I did it last year with my 1st grade class and I loved the experience. My class is bilingual and it is a great way for us to grow as a community through movement because everyone can participate.
What did you like most about your class participating in performing ourselves?
I saw my kids gain more confidence and become more comfortable and outgoing.
Do you have a moment or story you would like to share about your class or students(s)?
All of my students wanted to dance more during choice when the Performing Ourselves residency was over. They wanted to continue moving!
What are some skills that were addressed through performing ourselves?
Body control, bubble space, moving through small / medium / large kinesphere space as well as moving quickly and slowly. They have much more control over their bodies and a greater understanding of their movement.