Dance teacher and choreographer Jeanne Limmer is the ACT! for Kids artist-in-residence at the K.A. Brett School in Tamworth from March 16 to 18 and March 23 to 25. Limmer is introducing students to a range of movement language, integrating her work into the curriculum in different ways across the grades. Students will use movement and words to explore the water cycle, arctic animals, fairy tales, simple machines, the human circulatory system, the ballad “The Highwayman”, and electricity. Want to see some of this cool work? Come to a sharing at Brett on Friday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. Homeschoolers interested in participating in the residency can call the Brett School at 323-7271 to find out the schedule for their grade level.
Jeanne Limmer brings the inspiration of movement exploration to all areas of the curriculum through residencies, workshops, and family programs. For more than two decades Jeanne has taught dance techniques—from classical and modern to jazz and tap—to pre-schoolers through adults at the Jeanne Limmer Dance Center in North Conway. In recent years she has traveled the state bringing movement exploration into 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. Movement and rhythm are part of our everyday world and children naturally want to move and explore; for many, Jeanne's approach provides the switch that turns on the academic light bulb. She works with individual schools and communities to tailor her offerings to make specific curricular connections, and will arrive at schools ready to instill movement in everyone's day with her heart, mind and arms wide open.
Jeanne Limmer’s artist residency is made possible with support from ACT! for Kids sponsor Hidden Automotive, the Tamworth Foundation, the Tamworth PTA, and the K. A. Brett School. Arts Council of Tamworth is funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts. ACT is grateful for the support of all its sponsors, including Media Sponsors 93.5 WMWV/Magic 104FM, The Conway Daily Sun, and The Mountain Ear.