Dig into Dance with Ms. Carmen!

Long ago, Children's Librarian Carmen Boston went to a special school in London called the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance which is now called Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She spent a year there studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance so she could gain more skills to teach dance to variety of people of all ages. Ms. Carmen had a lot of fun during this learning year, where she taught classes for moms and their babies to older adults. When she came back to the United States, she used these new skills to teach classes to children at schools in Western Massachusetts and at Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, Md.
 
Picture of Children Dancing and CelebratingMs. Carmen loves dance a lot and takes weekly classes at a lot different places around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Dance Place, Joy of Motion and Maryland Youth Ballet. She also likes to attend dance performances around town and goes to Dance Place and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, among other locations to see dance companies from all over the world.
 
Over the next two weeks, Ms. Carmen will share her love of dance through a couple of dance classes for children ages 5 and older. Using the Laban principles – actions, body, space, dynamics and relationships – Ms. Carmen will guide children in creating short dances based on their movement capabilities and imagination.

So if you love dance, want to try something new or are just curious, please join her on Thursday, Aug. 1 and Thursday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. Participants will meet in the children’s room and then be led to the class site.