Encompassing games, sports, exercise and group activities Spacial Dynamics movement education researches the phenomenon of movement in and of itself.
Teaching how movement really comes about allows for carryover of these principles into every day life. Individual skills and abilities are then woven into a larger matrix of discovery, growth, change and lifelong learning.
Wednesday Jun 28th, 2017 at 7:30pm - Wednesday July 5th at 12pm.
Go ahead: Run away and join the circus. Whatever you can do, you can do more. Individual ability, meet teamwork! Juggling, acrobatics, silks, unicycling, diablo... you will be taught these arts in ways you can learn them. Circus skills are life-skills. Come join the circus! Jaimen McMiIlan, SDI’s Director, and a team of instructors will lead this unique course.
Friday June 30th, 2017 at 4pm - Wednesday July 5th at 12 pm.
Hey, ever thought of leaving home and joining the circus? Well, now you can! (Be sure to ask your parents though!)
Everybody wins in a circus! Acrobatics, juggling, unicycling, stilts, clowning... even silks! Circus skills are life-skills.
Come join the circus...but be sure to ask your parents!
Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 9:00 am - Wednesday July 12th at 1pm.
Come learn the disciplines of fencing, writing, and archery; where goal-orientedness, word- smithing and social interaction, pave the paths for sovereignty, inventiveness and independence. Jaimen McMillan, Master Fencing Instructor, and Katie Moran, Certified Archery Instructor will lead this well-rounded week. Successful completion of this course will give a SDI Certification to Teach Fencing in Waldorf Schools and USA Archery Certification.
Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 4pm - Tuesday July 11th at 12 pm.
The young individual will be introduced to the disciplines of fencing, writing, and archery where goal-orientedness, word-smithing and social interaction pave the paths for sovereignty, inventiveness, and independence.
The elegance, expression, and exactness of these three disciplines will remain with your child long after they have returned home from this life-altering experience.
Thursday November 30th, 2017- Sunday December 3rd.
Sunday January 7th, 2018 at 7:30pm - Wednesday January 10th at 12:00pm.
We have packaged this pair of advanced, intensive modules in twin courses in such a way that you can go through all the Bothmer exercises in the first session, go home and practice for a couple of months, and then come back in the second session to deepen your ability and understanding.
In Part II, we will add the finishing touches. If you choose, you can take a shot at the certification exam.
Monday April 9th, 2018 at 7:30pm - Thursday April 12th at 12:00pm.
Study the reflexes, their purposes, how to recognize them in their disguises, and how to coordinate them into movement skills that help children conduct their lives in a way that makes sense.
Monday April 9th, 2018 at 7:30pm - Tuesday April 10th at 5:00pm.
Through the lack of healthy movement opportunities in modern day, sedentary life styles, children are not weaving the threads of their innate movement patterns together into a supportive whole. Many problems in school (ADHD, behavior, learning, and social challenges, for example) have spatial components that leave the child un-centered, at loose ends... a victim of an onslaught of sensory bombardment and subsequent automated, yet unconscious reactions.
Come join us as we study the reflexes, their purposes, how to recognize them in their disguises, and how to coordinate them into movement skills that help children conduct their lives in a way that makes sense.
Monday July 9th, 2018 at 9:00am - Thursday July 12th at 12pm.
In the early 1980s, Thom Schaefer and Jaimen McMillan co-developed PACT, a pentathlon model for 5th-grade school children, that has been incorporated into the curricula of Waldorf, public, and private school settings. Thom and Jaimen have teamed up, together with Spacial Dynamics instructors from around the world, and have applied this model in international peace projects in Greece, the Middle East, Ecuador, China and the US. This PACT model (Pentathlon, Arts, Communication, and Truce) uses movement, art, and non-violent communication to go beyond flags, break down stereotypes, and build up connections based upon movements that are true.