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Monday Zoom Session Overview!

Hello WPACES Family Here is a playback of Zoom session for students who did not attend today. Please feel free to pause the video to complete activities. Record you different improved emotions and email to drichardson@wpaces.net

Performing Arts April 6th- 9th, 2020 with Mr. Richardson

Hello WPACES Family,
 Welcome to another great week of Performing Arts Online with Mr. Richardson. I will be available and working Monday- Thursday this week. Join us for Live lesson as follows below.
Live Lessons via Zoom Platform: 
This week our live lesson will focus on Improvisation in Acting and Dance. 
Monday- 2pm-3pm- Kindergarten  
Tuesday- 2pm-3pm- 2nd Grade. 
Wednesday- 2pm-3pm- 3rd Grade
Thursday 2pm-3pm- 4th Grade 
Zoom Meeting ID: 297-026-2690   Password: Dance 
If you do not make the live lesson no worries here activities is another fun activity for this week. 
Create a choreographed dance to Lovely Day- Bill Withers
Have your family film you creating the dance to the first -2 min of the song and have your parents email your final recorded product to drichardson@wpaces.net 
I will take a clips to produce a school wide music video of the song. Be creative with what you create and add positive message to inspire people across the world. 
If you need help with ideas please feel free to contact me anytime this week between 10am-4pm I will be beyond happy to help you. 
This will be a fun assignment! Let's get Creative!

The Basics of Ballet- Friday April 3rd, 2020 Activity

Hello WPACES Family! Happy Friday! I Hope that this week was amazing for you full of learning and exploring from the comfort and safety of your home. Above is a video that brings down basic positions in Ballet. As we mentioned throughout the school year Ballet is the foundation to all dance. Take a look at the video and practice the different positions. When we meet for Live Lessons we will review the different positions taught with the video. Once your perfect a certain move have a family member take a picture of you in that ballet position and email it to Mr. Richardson at drichardson@wpaces.net I will talk all pictures to create a dance slide show, that will showcase all of your great ballet poses. Have fun with this! Remember you can watch the video as many times as you need to practice your form.
Hello WPACES Family,
 Starting Monday I will be offering a Live Class via Zoom. The class will focus on movement, acting and other amazing performing arts elements.  RSVP your child spot via email drichardson@wpaces.net 
Looking forward to seeing you in class! 
If you can not make the live session no worries. There will be a load of fun Performing Activities that you can complete right here on our WPACES website. 

Ballet & African Dance Class with Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Hello WPACES Family, I hope you all are having an amazing day and enjoying family. I have provided a class link here that can keep you up with your keeping those dance skills sharp. I will be creating modules and performing activities along with some live clubs via Zoom that you can join. Please look out for the schedule to be posted by the closing of this week. Live Zoom sections will be broken up by grades from K-5. Looking for to working with you all and creating performing arts magic safely from our homes. Stay Encouraged! Have fun in class with Debbie Allen Dance Academy!

Monday Performing Arts Warm Up- Mr. Richardson

Happy Monday WPACES Family. Let's get the week started with an amazing warm up! Let's get moving to some classic Jackson 5. Share your warm up photos with us! Email over to drichardson@wpaces.net for a shout out here on out Performing Arts Page! Please look out for some more cool activities that will be rolling out this week! Stay Safe! Stay Home!

Special Message from your Performing Arts Team

WPACES let’s take learning to the next level! Are you ready?
Join us today for Salsa class with Debbie Allen! 4pm looking forward to seeing you all on the dance floor! Bring your whole family! Visit on Instagram @therealdebbieallen 

Tuesday March 24th 2020 Performing Arts

Happy Tuesday Students,
I hope you all are doing great today! I am creating and developing some more amazing at home work projects that can be done since we will be home for yet another 2 weeks. These will include a few live dance classes. Today I would like for you all to comment on the Instagram post with the music kite and share some of your favorite songs that we can create a dance too together. Let’s get creative and produce a combined music video from home. Go Follow us on Instagram @wpaces_pa

Week #2 Performing Arts with Mr. Richardson

Happy Monday WPACES Family,
 please check in this afternoon for some amazing activities for Performing Arts on this week! Please remember completed activities from last week please share what you learn over on our performing arts Instagram page!

Hello WPACES Family,
 I hope you had an exciting week of learning. As we are still having to work and stay home. Here is a great event for you to attend tomorrow online that will be lots of fun. Share with your family and friends. Looking for to seeing you at the show. Please use the IG Link to watch at 5pm this Saturday.
Thanks for joining  Debbie Allen amazing Dance Workshop. Share what you learn via email drichardson@wpaces.net
Please Follow @Officialdadance 
Share your video of what you learned with us! Email to drichardson@wpaces.net 
or use hashtag #wpacesdance on Instagram