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Thanksgiving break is around the way and here’s a great way to have some family fun! Watch a show about Moana & friends from the comfort of your laptop! Go to www.ntpa.org/starcatchers to purchase your tickets for “The Wayfinder”! We had the pleasure of choreographing and assistant directing this show. The hard work of these actors is undeniable! Don’t miss it! This weekend only!
*Meet the aspiring actress, Karen!
Karen is a beautiful student, dancer, singer, actress and daughter. She has been active at North Texas Performing Arts for several years. Karen first started with the production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown in the summer of 2014. She did plays with the mainstream kids’ shows until she aged out and then started performing with the Starcatchers Therapeutic Arts group. She is polite and kind. She is helpful and always checking on everyone else, greeting them at her first opportunity. Karen became a Jasmine’s Beat student through learning adaptive choreography at NTPA Starcatchers during several shows, including Beauty & The Beast, Elf, Jr., Summer Showtunes and The Wayfinder (currently). She works hard to learn her lines of major casting roles, figuring out choreography, and belting out beautiful songs! She portrays the perfect vision of recollecting oneself when you get overwhelmed, takes deep breaths, and begins again, trying even harder. This is exactly what we teach our students and clients as well, for stress management. We could learn a thing or two from Karen!
Here is a picture of Karen at our latest AMP awards at NTPA, making the most of 2020!
Karen in Elf, Jr. :
Karen taping for the virtual Summer Showtunes, 2020:
We can’t wait to see what she is going to do next!
Adaptive Fusion Dance involves including many different types of dance styles, techniques, and music. Jasmine’s Beat recognizes this form of instruction and uses an introductory level of these for most adaptive fusion dance classes provided. Currently, adaptive fusion dance has taken choreography based on foundations of ballet, jazz, bollywood, and hip-hop. We are currently looking for ways to include tap, ballroom, african dance, polynesian dance, and many others in the future. Adaptive Fusion Dance also uses contemporary music as well as traditional dance music for instruction, as well as recitals. Adaptive Fusion Dance also welcomes inclusivity of all abilities and all ages, therefore promoting inclusion towards all dance arenas. Whether you’re in a wheelchair/bed or if you’re physically able but need more mental breaks, this class is adapted for you! Ideas/Questions regarding this? Feel free to reach out to us: email@example.com.
Are you or your loved one interested in keeping busy with DANCE during this season plagued by Covid-19? Contact us to schedule a 1 on 1 virtual dance class through zoom OR a 1 on 1 in-person Private Session (with masks) near you! E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help give you some therapeutic relief through dance.
(OR fill out the form below!)
*Prices are based on current Recreational Therapy session costs, as they are catered to each individual student. **Interested in having a weekly telehealth session using dance as well as other fun modalities? E-mail us and we can give you details on how to see if you can qualify for services through Medicaid/private pay/various insurance plans!
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If you have kids at home like me, let alone kids that have extra needs, being forced to stay home with the same walls can be boring or annoying. But, safety first! We can always show our kids how strong we are with the current time, and make use of the time given to us to bond or spruce up the house or better ourselves. Of course, it all cannot start without a deep breath, parents! Kids are like sponges, so they can sense if we are stressed. We can always take some notes from the kids as well.
Routine is BEST! As far as I am concerned there is NO WRONG way to schedule your homeschooling day! As long as you hit the main points.
1. My child is learning and progressing.
2. My home is not stressed and anxious everyday to meet our goals.
3. Have 5 or 10 minute brain breaks after 30 minutes.
8:00 Breakfast/ Dressed/ Tidy Up
8:30 At the Table Ready to Work
9:00 Prayer/Hand Wake Up
9:30 First Block
10:00 Second Block
10:30 Snack/ Mom Reading
11:00 Third Block
11:30 Fourth Block
12:00 Lunch/Free Hour
1:00-3:00 Big Projects/ Arts and Crafts/Free Time
3:00 Chores DONE then Tech Allowed
6:30 Bedtime Routine
Here are some online links that may surprise you for their capabilities to help!
Just Dance 2020 (Have a dance party!)
Virtual tours of museums from around the world (Discover art from home!)
(Stretching & Warm-ups)
(Create your own Dance Charades and stay ACTIVE!)
Elf, Jr Choreography!
Beauty and the Beast!
Relaxation music with some familiar tunes!
Download the Headspace app or Calm app for deep breathing and meditation! This is not an advertisement, just a suggestion from a current user. Any apps that provide guided imagery works!
http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html -Cool coloring books for free!!
Project ideas for Elementary school kids.
Interview a family member.
Measure the area and perimeter of each room in your home.
Graph the types of birds that frequent your yard or windows.
Be completely silent for 60 minutes, then write about the experience.
Write and mail a [real] letter to your teacher or principal or classroom penpal. Address the envelope yourself.
Build a “fable fort” out of blankets and chairs. Camp in it all day while you create stories to tell your family over dinner.
Learn morse code and use it to communicate with your siblings through walls and floors.
Alphabetize the spices in your kitchen.
Stay up late and stargaze.
Call a grandparent or older relative. Ask them to teach you the words to a song from their childhood days.
Using household materials, build a working rain gauge, barometer, and wind vane.
Determine and chart the times that different liquids require to turn solid in the freezer.
Design and build puppets that perform a show about multiplication.
Construct a family tree.
Learn ten new big words. Write them in marker on your bathroom mirror.
Draw a map of your home.
Sit silently for 15 minutes while you write down every sound you hear. When you are done, classify the sounds (high/low pitch, high/low volume, manmade v. naturally occurring, etc.).
Create a Venn Diagram that compares and contrasts two people in your family, your neighborhood, or your church, mosque, or temple.
Learn, practice, and perform a magic trick.
Learn, practice, and tell three new jokes.
Use household materials to make and play stringed, percussion, and wind instruments.
Learn to shine a pair of shoes.
Collect leaves from ten different (non-harmful) plants. Sort them by size, color, and texture.
Put your favorite book, toy, and keepsake on a small table in sunlight. Draw or paint a full color still life.
Find, pick, and dissect a flower.
If you have stairs, walk up and count them. Walk down and count by twos. Walk up and count by threes. Continue through tens.
Determine the volumes of ten containers, them display them in order on your porch.
Write a poem on your sidewalk using chalk.
Classify twenty everyday objects by shape, size, color, height, mass, and material.
Measure the length of your bed using five different nonstandard units.
Call a person who speaks a language you do not. Ask them to teach you five common words or phrases.
Create and use a secret code.
Using one type of paper (constant), build three different paper airplanes (independent variable) and test to see how far they fly (dependent variable).
Set a clock three hours and seven minutes ahead. Whenever someone needs to know the time, help them figure it out by subtracting.
Write down every adjective you say for one full day.
Learn three new jokes. Tell them to an aunt or uncle.
Design a map of every state ever visited by people in your family.
Write or tell a story titled “What if humans had to leave the Earth and no one remembered to turn off the last robot?”
Find ten rocks smaller than a dime.
Using paper, tape, and string, design, build, and test a device that warns you when someone opens the kitchen cabinet.
Imagine, create, and fly a full size flag that tells the world about you
I will keep adding to this blog post if I come across more accessible activities we can do from home! Enjoy your families and stay healthy!
Not one, but TWO students of the month! Introducing Manas & Chetan!