The information provided is a compilation of 20 Years experience. One of my greatest mentors was the Late Charlene Tarver, the founder of the Grant MacEwan Dance Program. I was fortunate to study with her in the final years of the Teacher Training program at GMCC. She was a genius with children and creative dance. Many of the exercises and dances I share today were created or influenced by Charlene Tarver, and an in depth study went into every exercise analyzing: concept, space, time, level, sequencing, musicality, dynamic range, physical, mental, emotional development, and inspiration.
Quotes from Charlene that I carry with me are:
“A child does not care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
“You don’t teach what you know, you teach who you are.”