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Connie Bergstein Dow

Connie is an author and dance educator. She uses movement to offer children playful, enriching learning experiences. She believes that all children should have the opportunity to participate in the arts, and that dance and other arts are not "extras," they are essential and transformational forces in our lives.


LET'S MAKE A DANCE TO YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC!

Does your child have a favorite song or piece of music? Together, we can make a dance to the song! I will need to know the music choice a few days ahead of the program. This program will require the child/children to have an unobstructed space for dancing.

Connie Bergstein Dow

30 Minute Program

LEARNING ABOUT OPPOSITES!

Although the concept of “opposites” might not be easy for children to grasp with words, if we play the game "Up and Down and Up, " they will have lots of fun while learning. During this playful and energetic movement activity, we will explore many opposite pairings, such as slow and fast, stop and start, forward and backward, light and heavy, cold…

Connie Bergstein Dow

30 Minute Program

FROM STEM TO STEAM TO STREAM!

Add the "A" for Art (Dance) and the "R" for Reading to playfully explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects. Connie will create a fun and enriching learning experience tailored to your child's STEM interest. This program will require the child/children to have an unobstructed space for movement.

Connie Bergstein Dow

30 Minute Program

CREATE YOUR OWN ALPHABET STORY

During this session, I will read my picture book FROM A TO Z WITH ENERGY!, and then I will invite children to create their own alphabet stories based on a topic of their choice. Younger children will need blank paper and crayons or markers, and older children will also need a pen or pencil.

Connie Bergstein Dow

45 Minute Program

LET'S MAKE A DANCE STORY ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE BOOK!

This session will be designed around a book of the child’s choice. I will need the name of the book a few days before the session. During the thirty minutes, l will read the book aloud, then give a series of playful movement prompts as we retell the story through dance and music. This program requires the child/children to have an unobstructed…

Connie Bergstein Dow

30 Minute Program

DANCE THE ALPHABET!

Children will move and groove from A to Z while learning and having fun! I will read my picture book FROM A TO Z WITH ENERGY! and we will do playful movement together that corresponds with each letter of the alphabet. The only requirement for this program would be a space, inside or outside, that allows children to move freely. It can be small or…

Connie Bergstein Dow

30 Minute Program

Dance has always been an important part of Connie’s life. After graduating from Denison University and receiving her MFA from the University of Michigan, she performed in professional ballet and contemporary dance companies for many years, in both the United States and Latin America. She has taught three-year-olds who are having their first dance experience, senior adults in wheelchairs, and every age in between. She is the author of the picture book FROM A TO Z WITH ENERGY! (Free Spirit Publishing, 2019), and two books for teachers: ONE TWO, WHAT CAN I DO? DANCE AND MUSIC FOR THE WHOLE DAY (Redleaf Press, 2011); and DANCE, TURN, HOP, LEARN! ENRICHING MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS (Redleaf Press, 2006). She has also published articles in magazines and journals, and many verses in Highlights magazines. Connie continues to share her passion for dance by writing, teaching, creating community dance events, presenting workshops for teachers, and visiting schools and libraries.

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One, Two, What Can I Do? Dance and Music for the Whole Day

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From A to Z with Energy!

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Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn! Enriching Movement Activities for Preschoolers

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