Lindsey R. Grove, an interdisciplinary Fine Arts-Dance Arts major, has been invited to present her creative work, “Dance It, Movie It, Learn It: Creating an Interdisciplinary Classroom” at the Eastern District Association of American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference on February 23, 2013, in Valley Forge, Pa.
Grove is one of only two students chosen to present at the conference.
Her work addresses the incorporation of dance fundamentals and elements into physical education classrooms and the importance of incorporating dance and movement into general education classrooms. She'll lead attendees through movement activities and provide instruction on how they can create their own dance/movement lessons, while incorporating state standards.
Grove is a senior in IUP's unique Dance Arts major, combining dance studies with another arts area. Students in this program apply dance expertise to many potential career paths allied with dance.
She hopes to make dance a more accessible art form within the public schools, where she'll also be a certified middle school math teacher.
"Through my dance theory coursework, I found my passion in the curriculum and instruction of dance," says Grove.