Christmas is a time of year where many celebrations take place, and Dancing Moose is no exception. Children are busy learning new songs of celebration, memorizing lines for performing a play, drawing and painting backdrops, and learning all the relevant moves to make their performances come alive. All the planning and practice takes time and patience from everyone, including all the children, but the preparation for a performance profoundly demonstrates the learning potential of integrated curricular goals. It teaches children the importance of practicing for a real and foreseeable end point, where they can experience the sheer joy of performing for their family, friends, and teachers. The many details of memorizing songs, actions, and lines, creating artwork, and moving with practiced precision are details that come together to teach children that they are important members of a production.
The Christmas program for 2011 will take place on December 8th, and all of us at Dancing Moose look forward to seeing the beautiful work of our Dancing Moose children as they celebrate this festive time of year.