Kinetic Reading: Dancing through language learning workshop

This fun workshop, at Summerhall on 10th November, is aimed at 9-11 years and explores the potential of dance and movement for foreign language learning!

Kinetic Reading: Dancing through language learning workshop

About Kinetic Reading: Dancing through language learning workshop

Many of us find language learning daunting, but does it have to be?

Our workshop offers fun, multilingual experience whilst supporting foreign language learning. Come and unleash your creativity and explore rhythm, through dancing poems to encourage cross-cultural communication with movement-based approaches to language. Explore with us the potential of dance and movement for foreign language learning!

The workshop is based on the idea of Kinetic Reading which combines learning and movement. During the workshops, participants will be led by the professional dancer and choreographer Zoë Leigh Gadd through a variety of contemporary dance techniques, movement exercises, words games and poetry in both English and other languages spoken in Scotland (incl. indigenous and community languages). Children and their responsible adults will learn the ‘Alphabet of Movement’ and explore multi-lingual approaches to poems and dance.

Youth Kinetic Reading workshop is aimed at 9-11 years old children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult** No dance experience required. Younger children might be accepted if they are confident readers. Adults are welcome to join in the activities. Light lunch will be provided for children. The Summerhall cafe will be open during lunch break. Participants are welcome to bring snacks and drinks. If your child has any special requirements, please contact the organisers.

Event is organised by doctoral researchers Marta Nitecka Barche, University of Aberdeen, and Dobrochna Futro, University of Glasgow in collaboration with Dance Ahead and Bilingualism Matters, University of Edinburgh.

Funded by Creative Multilingualism, University of Oxford.

*Event image credit: Sophie Kohl

** Parts of the workshop will be video and photo-documented. By booking your child/children's ticket(s) you confirm that you have appropriate authority (you are a parent or a guardian of the child/children) and consent to your child/children being video and photo recorded during the workshop. More information and consent forms will be distributed to you and your child/children at the beginning of the workshop. If you have additional questions, please contact the organisers.

Tickets are FREE and include lunch and cake, but booking is required. To book visit: https://artandlanguagelearning.wordpress.com/

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Kinetic Reading: Dancing through language learning workshop are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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