When Jane began the MF program at Luther I was a sophomore interested in dance, focusing on theatre and double-majoring in management. I was in introduction to dance the first semester she taught it and then followed with Movement Fundamentals I in the spring. I decided to focus my major on dance and drop the management. It was a very exciting and clear choice for me just after the brief experiences in Jane’s classes. The material she was presenting, the format, the practice/projects really resonated with me as a performer, creative artist, and in my daily life.
I am a Kindergarten Teacher! Hopefully, revolutionizing public school education. (Big grin.)
MF has affected and informed everything I’ve done since I graduated. It pulled me into a field I didn’t think I could be a part of and helped me know myself and my body in a way I didn’t know was possible. I am entering into this field of education as a more whole (-istic?) and balanced person than I could have otherwise and far more than most of my colleagues, it seems. My self-awareness and ability to self-reflect was developed and deepened through MF and it is one of my greatest assets as I facilitate learning for itty-bitties.
If you know yourself and your body deeply, you can accomplish whatever you decide to endeavor.
Moving! I really LOVED the foundation of somatics and experiential anatomy and then getting to apply that in more traditional dance technique-like classes. My already high enjoyment of those classes increased with my deeper knowledge of my body/self.
I am excited to hear what you discover!