Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mrs. Creach's Class - "March" from THE NUTCRACKER

The 2nd Grade classes experienced the difference between an even marching rhythm and an uneven galloping rhythm. Here, Mrs. Creach's class demonstrates with candy cane "horses", bells, and egg shakers.  They also demonstrate rondo form (ABACABA) through their playing and movement.

Mrs. Stone's Class-"Russian Dance" from THE NUTCRACKER

Mr. Stone's 2nd Grade class shows the form (AABA) of "Russian Dance" (Trepak) from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky with a rousing ribbon wand routine.  They had just done this for the first time just before taping!

"March" from THE NUTCRACKER - Mrs. Holland's Class

The 4th graders studied rondo form (ABACABA) with the "March" from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky.  In rondo form, the A section is repeated after each other section.  Watch as Mrs. Holland's class demonstrates - the A section is the part that everyone does together.