ACT! for Kids Presents a Movement Exploration and Modern Dance Workshop for Kids with Beloved Teacher Jeanne Limmer

Photo: M. Hakola Photography

ACT! for Kids will present a children’s workshop in Movement Exploration and Modern Dance, led by renowned teacher Jeanne Limmer, on Saturday, January 16 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Tamworth Town House in Tamworth, NH. Movement and rhythm are part of our everyday world and children naturally want to move and explore. In this workshop Limmer will create a safe space in which these explorations can happen, and offer a range of movements that build a sense of potential and possibility in the children. No experience is necessary; all kids need are bare feet and comfortable clothing in which they can easily move.

Jeanne Limmer is a dancer, a choreographer, the founder—26 years ago—and director of the Jeanne Limmer Dance Center, a Roster Artist with the NH State Council on the Arts for Arts in Education, and especially a beloved teacher of dance—from classical and modern to jazz and tap—to students of all ages from preschoolers through adults. In recent years Limmer has traveled the state bringing movement exploration in the classroom, using movement as an exciting tool for exploring academics from science to math, environmental studies to geography, literacy to global citizenship. Children K-12 have learned to rely on each other while physically bringing these studies to life. Limmer is also one of the dancers participating in Extending the Dance Map, a project funded by the Dana foundation, to recruit and train dancers to become teaching artists in the North Country.

Movement Exploration and Modern Dance is geared toward kids ages seven to 10, and costs $5.00 per child. Space is limited: please email act@artstamworth.org or call 603-323-8104 to pre-register.

ACT! for Kids is made possible by the Rey Foundation. Find out more about their work at www.reyfoundation.org. Upcoming children’s programs include a bookmaking workshop with Jay Rancourt in February and a Chicken Art workshop with Lianne Prentice and Nicole Maher-Whiteside in March. Information about future ACT! for Kids workshops can be found here.