When Product Meets Process | Annie Harrison Elliot

When teaching, I often feel caught between my love of the creative process and the desire for a polished end product. Both are important, but limited time frames to work with students is always challenging. I generally only have 45 minutes to an hour once or twice a week to work with a group of […]

What Young Children Can Do | Annie Harrison Elliot

This is the third post in our January series around how perceptions of who can and can’t make art affect their teaching practice. Enjoy! —Malke Rosenfeld, ALT/space Editor ……………………………………….. I teach young kids, but at some point I realized my assumptions were getting in the way. The reason I teach very young children in the first […]

Breaking Down Barriers to Dance: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach | Annie Harrison Elliott

When I teach modern dance to a new group of middle school students, it’s sometimes hard to know where to begin. On the first day of class students, all with varying degrees of dance experience, self-consciousness, and barriers against movement, are often scanning the room, anxious and concerned about what might happen next. Some of […]