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Speaker Profile - Connie Bergstein Dow


Region: Ohio: Central and South
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
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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. 

Presentation Description:
My presentations are always filled with lively movement activities for young children.  My first picture book, From A to Z with Energy!, is a playful romp through the alphabet.  I am available to do readings and activities at libraries, schools, bookstores, book festivals and conferences.The presentation will get everyone up and moving!

In addition, I am available to present workshops for teachers, to demonstrate how to teach virtually any subject using movement and dance.  Many of the lessons I will show are in my two books for teachers, and I will bring those lessons to life.Moving is learning, and learning by moving is fun!