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This program serves students in Pre-K4 through 5th Grade

About the Program

EduMoves™ VIRTUAL, Ballet Austin’s standards-aligned program for schools, educates students through movement, utilizing kinesthetic learning rooted in dance, yoga, and mindfulness to increase physical activity and development, enhance kinesthetic awareness, improve social-emotional skills such as self-awareness and stress-management, and promote overall well-being in young children Pre-K4 through 5th Grade.

This library of 204 online, on-demand recordings of our EduMoves lessons features activities that prioritize students’ physical activity and well-being. Our 10-15 minute video lessons feature activities grounded in mindfulness, multiple genres of dance, and themed yoga flows, and is designed for elementary-aged children to practice independently. Additionally, the yoga flows in English and Spanish are provided as activity sheets for students to use at home when access to virtual lessons is limited.

In continued support of elementary school students, teachers, and families, Ballet Austin is currently offering EduMoves VIRTUAL free of charge to all who register for access.

What the experts are saying...

“Great integration of self-reflection and a respect for others while also strengthening the body. Fantastic!”

– Miriam J. Galindo, Psy.D, LCSW, MSN, RN with over 30 years of experience working with at-risk children and families.

Additional Information

The EduMoves Virtual weekly curriculum consists of the following, which can be presented to students as three discrete lessons on the suggested days of the week, or which can be combined into one longer 30-45 minute lesson for use on one or more days of the week. This program is designed to be as flexible as possible for both the campus and home environments. Each odd-numbered week will introduce a new lesson, and each even-numbered week will review and expand on the previous lesson.

  • Mindful Mondays
    • 10-15 minute mindfulness practices designed by our certified yoga instructor
    • Lessons align with SEL Competencies and TEKS for Health Education
  • Wiggle Wednesdays
    • 10-15 minute dances from multiple cultures, genres, and time periods, as well as movement games, all designed by our education staff
    • Lessons align with SEL Competencies, TEKS for Music and Physical Education, and the National Core Arts Standards in Dance
  • Friday Flows
    • 10-15 minute themed yoga flows designed by our certified yoga instructor
    • Lessons align with SEL Competencies and TEKS for Physical Education
  • PDFs of the yoga flows in English and Spanish will be provided for schools to distribute to families who might not have ready and consistent access to the virtual lessons

Sample Lessons for 1st-5th Grades – Weeks 1 & 2 Videos and Yoga Flow PDF

Weeks 1&2 Yoga Para calma

The EduMoves Virtual Team

Pei-San Brown, Ballet Austin’s Director of Education

  • Ph.D. coursework completed in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Early Childhood Education, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Early Childhood Education, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Dance Pedagogy, University of California at Irvine
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California at Irvine
  • Kumu Hula (or “Hula Master”) equivalent to a graduate degree in the study of Hula

Kylie Phillips, Curriculum Design and Instruction

  • B.F.A., Dance, Texas Christian University
  • Minor in Psychology, Texas Christian University
  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification
  • Certified Barre Instructor with Studio Barre

Victoria (Tori) Johnson, Lesson Writing and Instruction

  • Honors B.F.A., Ballet, University of Utah
  • Minor in Nutrition, University of Utah
  • 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance

Kathleen Rockefeller, Associate Director of Education

  • M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S., Elementary Education and Teaching, Louisiana State University
  • School Principal Certification, Texas Education Agency
  • Past Instructional Coach at Del Valle ISD and BetterLesson

Questions?

For more information or to provide EduMoves Virtual to your district or school, please contact Pei-San Brown, Director of Education, at pei-san.brown@balletaustin.org or 512.476.9151 ext.178.

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This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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