Category Archives: Dance

American Center for Elemental Music and Movement

We have a wonderful opportunity being brought to you from the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement.

ACEMM is a non-profit charity working to bring elemental music and movement to teachers, schools and communities through support and outreach. One of the missions of ACEMM is to promote advanced work in elemental music and movement through study. The Center is proud to offer its third Beacon Scholarship for study during summer 2015. The scholarship may be used for study in an existing Orff Schulwerk Certification Course or other graduate courses, individual projects of study including music and movement, and short courses or workshops in the elemental approach.

Applications are due on May 8 and all applicants will be notified by May 31, 2015. For more information about the work of ACEMM and the Beacon Scholarship, please visit:


Lesson: Leaf Children – Teaching With Orff

Lesson: Leaf Children

Posted October 1, 2014 by Marjie Van Gunten

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A beautiful children’s book and autumn leaves inspire creative movement and encourage children to make aesthetic choices about instrumental accompaniment to their leaf dance. A repeated refrain from the book provides an opportunity for vocal improvisation and the lesson also includes suggestions for creating an operetta. This lesson is suggested for children in grades K-1.


via Lesson: Leaf Children – Teaching With Orff.


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