ABOUT CONNIE BERGSTEIN DOW

  • I am a dance educator and author. My verses and stories for children are written from the point of view of a dance educator. I love to use movement prompts to encourage children to move and use their imaginations. I began dancing as a child, and have been dancing ever since. I attended Denison University, spent one year dancing in Latin America, and then received my MFA from the University of Michigan.

    I performed professionally for ten years in ballet and contemporary dance companies, in both the US and in Latin America. I have been active in the field of dance education for more than forty years, and I have been writing about movement for the past thirteen years. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • My dance journey, from training to performing, to teaching children and adults, to writing and appreciating all forms of dance, has led me to develop an understanding of the importance of movement in our lives. I continue to share my passion for dance by writing, teaching, volunteering, and creating community dance projects, as well as offering movement workshops to early childhood professionals. I feel strongly that dance, and the other arts, are not ‘extras;’ they are essential and transformational forces in our lives.  

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Opposites

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    Highlights High Five

    2015

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    Young Children and Movement: The Power of Creative Dance

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    Young Children

    2010

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    A-Dancing We Will Go

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    Highlights High Five

    2016

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    Dancing in the Streets? No, Dancing OFF THE STREETS

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    Dance Education in Practice

    2017

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    Shake, Wiggle, Jiggle, Squiggle

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    SHINE

    2017

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    We Can . . .

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    Highlights High Five

    2013

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    Animals 1, 2, 3, 4

    (Article)


    Highlights High Five

    2018

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    Stand and Sit

    (Article)


    2016

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    Dance, Pop Culture and Community: A Tale of Two Flash Mobs

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    Journal of Dance Education

    2011

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    Fly Away

    (Article)


    2014

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    Little Birdie

    (Article)


    Highlights Hello, Volume 2, #6

    2014

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    The Power of Creative Dance

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    Teaching Young Children/Preschool

    2012