Music and Dance for Home Schoolers

All music and dance home school classes are on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 9:30-11:00 am at the Northfield Arts Guild Art Studio (lower level). All classes are appropriate for students ages 5-14.

To register for a class, click on the class title or session. Completing the class registration page will create a shopping cart for you to register for as many classes as you like! If you’re a NAG member, don’t forget to create an account and sign in to receive your 10% class discount, too!

Don’t forget to check out our Visual Arts Classes for Home Schoolers!

Winter/Spring 2016

March:
In the companion music and dance classes, we will continue or begin the basics of playing percussion and recorder, and add to our repertory of line and circle dances. Featured dances from Greece and nearby will explore direction and amplitude of movement.
Skills:  Identifying form in both music and dance.

Dates: Youth Music & Dance Class: March 9 & 30

April:
In the companion music and dance classes, we will continue or begin the basics of playing percussion and recorder, and add to our repertory of line and circle dances. Featured dances from Turkey and nearby will explore contrasts in style.
Skills:  Using improvisatory elements in music and dance.

Dates: Youth Music & Dance Class: April 13 & 27

May:
In the companion music and dance classes, we will continue or begin the basics of playing percussion and recorder, and add to our repertory of line and circle dances. Featured dances from Romania and nearby will explore contrasts in mood.
Skills:  Recognizing mood and emotional expression in both music and dance

Dates: Youth Music & Dance Class: May 11 & 25

Music and Dance Instructor: Kate Stuart studied music, ethnic dance, and historical dance while a university student and earned both Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees. Since moving to the Northfield area Kate has taught at many venues, including the Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield Senior Center, Twin Cities  Recorder Guild, and St. Olaf College.  In 2012 and 2013 she taught at both the South Central and Southwest/West Central Service  Cooperatives annual conferences for elementary school children, introducing folkdances from around the world.