Monday, September 10, 2012

Barbara’s Favourite Discoveries: Encouraging the Arts in the Classroom

From time to time I come across products or companies that support the use of the arts in the classroom. These are a few of the companies that I recently came across at conferences and would like to give them a "shout out". If you don't know about them take a look at their products. I highly recommend them.

1. Themes and Variations from Red Deer Alberta. An excellent source for music resources for the classroom teacher.

2. Sharon’s Felts and Finger Fun from Rossland, BC – Handmade felt teaching aids to support songs and storytelling. View Sharon's online portfolio. For more information email Sharon.

3. Barefoot Books – Celebrating Art and Story. Great source for children’s books that are also songs. Email Veronica Riches for more information.

Stay tuned for more news!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Flash Mob (Flashmob) Choreography - Dynamite by Taio Cruz

"Flash Mob" dancing continues to be popular around the world.  I have now released a supplement to my successful and popular “Flash Mob Dancing in Education” which introduced you to the basics of Flash Mob dancing.

This latest handbook will teach you the specific Flash Mob choreography moves for “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz. I will guide you through the dance moves so that you can have a successful Flash Mob Dance at your school this year.

The 11-page guide "Flash Mob Choreography - Dynamite" is available for purchase from

If you are located in Greater Vancouver, BC, I am also available for a negotiable fee to organize or assist with your school event.