My new video, dance along with me and let me know what you notice. Monthly BrainDance class is taking the summer off, but keep moving indoors or out. BrainDance engages movement patterns for an immediate neurological boost. Doing BrainDance is a great way to bring movement and thinking together and effectively support both. I teach the BrainDance sequence to children, adults, teachers and therapists in workshops and individual sessions.
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What is BrainDance? Developed by dance educ a tor , Anne Green Gilbert M. ED , the BrainDa nce is based on eight developmental movement patterns human beings will move through in the first year of life via infant reflexes and floor play. These movement patterns integrate the brain and body. BrainDance is an inclusive, adaptable, accessible full body and brain warm -up for students in classrooms and dance studios. The eight movement patterns of BrainDance include:.
It is comprised of eight fundamental movement patterns that we move through in the first year of life. Research has shown that these patterns are crucial to the wiring of our central nervous system. As babies, we did these movements on our tummies on the floor. However, cycling through these patterns sitting or standing has been found to be beneficial. This "dance" is an excellent full body and brain warm-up for children and adults in all settings. The BrainDance can be done at the beginning of class; before tests, performances, and presentations; and during computer work and TV watching for brain reorganization, oxygenation, and recuperation. Reorganization of the neurological system: The fundamental movement patterns wire the central nervous system laying the foundation for sensory-motor development and life long learning.