Distance Dancing: Georgia College dancers find way to keep moving

Distance Dancing: Georgia College dancers find way to keep moving

S tudent instructors from dance pedagogy are using online tutorials to continue teaching their young community pupils in the Georgia College Community Dance program.

Dance your troubles away

Students practice dance online during COVID-19 crisis.
Students practice dance online during COVID-19 crisis.
Meanwhile, senior dance instructor Natalie King continues her classes live and in real time via WebEx and ZOOM. She encourages dozens of tiny moving figures on her computer screen, while also homeschooling her daughter.

Student practicing ballet at home.
Student practicing ballet at home.

Given what’s happened in our communities and globally, I think it’s really important to recognize catharsis and how the arts help us experience catharsis, and dance in particular. And so what I hope for my students, as we move together, is that they can experience release from tension and that it helps them get through the rest of their activities.
– Natalie King, senior dance lecturer