September 1-5, 2016
Teaching Musicality to beginners
workshop with tomás Howlin
Where do I begin
Thursday 7:30 pm
Homework for class participants
Planning a beginner class is one of the most exciting challenges a tango teacher can have. So many things to teach and share in such a short period of time!
During this musicality workshop, I am going to approach this topic and tell you where to begin. I will share my ideas and strategies that are designed to entice and awaken musicality skills in your student’s dancing.
In order to prepare for the workshop, I am going to ask you to do an exercise. This exercise requires you to think about your class content. I will be asking you to respond to a few questions along the exercise. We will use your anonymized responses in class.
Imagine that you are preparing your one hour beginner class. Think about the concepts or elements you would like to teach. We will call these “topics." Give each topic a name. Be as concrete as possible with the name you choose, use a maximum of three words.
Find some cards (or small pieces of paper), and write down each of these topics on a card. Each topic gets a separate card, and you can use as many cards as you wish.
Look at your cards and put them in order. Starting with the most important one at the top.
Now respond to the questions below: