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Chara Huckins

About Me

Teaching movement/dance to students is the greatest job in the world!  I started dancing at the age of three and have always loved to move in new and creative ways!!!  I graduated with a BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University.  I have performed and taught all over the world and enjoy teaching and bringing the magic of dance to students’ and teachers with performances, dance classes, chorography, and professional development workshops.  I am a dance educator for the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program where I inspire hundreds of students to learn, create, and perform through the art form of dance.  When I am not at school, I enjoy dancing, traveling to national parks and exploring them, as well as playing the winter sport of curling.  I am very excited to be joining the Parkview community for the 2019-2020 school year!!!



Hello Parkview Panthers!

Here are some movement ideas to try at home this week. I hope that you will use these ideas to move at least 15 minutes a day.

Enjoy moving with your family!

If you have any questions my office hours are from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

You can reach me at chara.huckins@slcschools.org

            

Monday, March 16, 2020

Enjoy standing up, moving and taking a brain break.  Try this pattern…

https://nearpod.com/t/general/kindergarten/zumba-kids-turn-L35685765

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Today, take a brain break by creating your own body percussion rhythm pattern. Use your body to create a pattern that uses claps, taps, snaps and stomps.  Watch this patten… and create your own body percussion rhythm pattern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qti8j5xKqSQ&feature=youtu.be

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Today, we are moving to the English version of the song Paprika from Japan. This song is one or the official 2020 Tokyo Olympic songs. This song was translated into English and the Foorin Team E sings and dances it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1BM6mqjT34

Friday, March 20, 2020

Today, remember the same movement pattern as yesterday except the song Paprika is sung in Japanese by Foorin.  This musical group is made up of elementary school children from Japan. ​

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A80Pt-CRcHA

Monday, March 30, 2020

Today, we are going to learn the cupid shuffle. Practice this pattern and try repeating it in a square.  Enjoy moving! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLnhSH-6HOQ

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Today, we are going to learn a movement pattern to the music, Can’t Stop This Feeling.  Enjoy moving! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sxifR0Ltqk&feature=youtu.be

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Today, we are going to see how filmmaker Mitchell Rose created “Advance.” Watch how within two minutes, the dancers dance in 50 locations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq-7ogki5wk

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Today, we are going to dance the Mexican Folk Dance called La Raspa.  This dance originated iin Veracruz.  La Raspa is often performed during celebrations. 

https://sites.google.com/view/movement-classroom/home/multi-cultural-dance

Friday, April 3, 2020

Today, we are going to learn and dance the Cha Cha Slide.  After you learn the pattern.  See if you can repeat this dance in a square.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leUIIyaJnXs

Monday, April 6, 2020

Today, we are going to learn the Cha Cha Cha line dance. Practice this pattern and try repeating it in a square.  Enjoy moving! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETZr4p7-9z4

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Today, move with Ms. Huckins and learn a movement pattern.  Enjoy moving! ​

https://nearpod.com/s/general/kindergarten/zumba-kids-turn-L35685765?_branch_match_id=776865953909867787

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Today, we are going to see how filmmaker Mitchell Rose created “Globe Trot.” Watch and visit 7 continents, 23 countries and , the dancers dance in 50 locations. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXgYKU9F-0A

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Today, we are going to learn about the Mexican Folk Dance called Danza de los Viejitos.  This folk dance is from the state of Michoacan. The dance is typically performed around the holiday of El Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. Enjoy!

https://sites.google.com/view/movement-classroom/home/multi-cultural-dance​

Friday, April 10, 2020

Today, enjoy creating a dance pattern with Mo Willems characters, Elephant and Piggy. See how you can get them to move! Enjoy!

 http://pigeonpresents.com/dance/​

Monday, April 13, 2020

Today, move with Ms. Huckins by stretching, turning, jumping and swinging your body as you follow along and learn this movement pattern. Enjoy moving with me!!! ​

https://sites.google.com/view/movement-classroom/home/body-moving

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Today, enjoy learning about Ballet Folklórico.  This is a collective term for traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk culture. Ballet Folklórico characteristic dance style includes pointed toes, exaggerated movements and highly choreographed dances.

https://sites.google.com/view/movement-classroom/home/multi-cultural-dance

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Today, dance film maker Mitchell Rose created “Exquisite Corps” a dance-film that has 42 American contemporary choreographers which links together like a dance chain letter.  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3pFxsYPLgU

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Today, we are going to learn about African Dance. Enjoy!

https://sites.google.com/view/movement-classroom/home/multi-cultural-dance​

Friday, April 17, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Monday, April 20, 2020

Today, move with Ms. Huckins by trying this body part warm-up game.  Isolate each body part while exploring through movement.  Enjoy!

https://sites.google.com/view/movement-classroom/home/body-moving

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Today, enjoy learning about the Latin dance called the Salsa.  Salsa is an combination of Cuban dances that were popular in the ballrooms by the end of  the 1950s like the mambo and pachanga, as well as American jazz dances. Salsa was primarily developed by Puerto Ricans living in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. 

https://sites.google.com/view/movement-classroom/home/multi-cultural-dance

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Today, dance film maker Mitchell Rose created “Modern Daydreams 1: Deere John.”  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKfO1DuiegE

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Today, we are going to learn about African Dance. Enjoy!

https://sites.google.com/view/movement-classroom/home/multi-cultural-dance​

Monday, April 27, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Today, enjoy learning the line dance Caballo Dorado. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA46-CGXkt0​

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Today, dance film maker Mitchell Rose created “Cubed.”  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph7PcXoQTG4

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Today, let’s try the social isolation boogie. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ugfNXYcDg

Friday, May 1, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Monday, May 4, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Join Ms. Huckins for an online class today.

Today, enjoy learning about Cinco de Mayo. 

https://www.pbs.org/video/somos-hispanos-somos-bonus-footage/

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Join Ms. Huckins for an online class today.

Today, dance film maker Mitchell Rose shows us how the dance for camera film “Cubed”  was filmed. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN1pfq7WC2I

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Today, let’s try the social isolation boogie. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ugfNXYcDg

Friday, May 8, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Monday, May 11, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Join Ms. Huckins for an online class today.

Today, enjoy learning about Cinco de Mayo. 

https://www.pbs.org/video/somos-hispanos-somos-bonus-footage/

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Join Ms. Huckins for an online class today.

Today, dance film maker Mitchell Rose shows us how the dance for camera film “Cubed”  was filmed. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN1pfq7WC2I

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Today, let’s try the social isolation boogie. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ugfNXYcDg

Friday, May 15, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Monday, May 18, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Join Ms. Huckins for an online class today.

Today, enjoy learning about Cinco de Mayo. 

https://www.pbs.org/video/somos-hispanos-somos-bonus-footage/

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Join Ms. Huckins for an online class today.

Today, dance film maker Mitchell Rose shows us how the dance for camera film “Cubed”  was filmed. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN1pfq7WC2I

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Today, let’s try the social isolation boogie. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ugfNXYcDg

Friday, May 22, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Monday, May 25, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Join Ms. Huckins for an online class today.

Today, enjoy learning about Cinco de Mayo. 

https://www.pbs.org/video/somos-hispanos-somos-bonus-footage/

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Join Ms. Huckins for an online class today.

Today, dance film maker Mitchell Rose shows us how the dance for camera film “Cubed”  was filmed. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN1pfq7WC2I

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Today, let’s try the social isolation boogie. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ugfNXYcDg

Friday, May 29, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Monday, June 1, 2020

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Join Ms. Huckins for an online class today.

Today, enjoy learning about Cinco de Mayo. 

https://www.pbs.org/video/somos-hispanos-somos-bonus-footage/

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Join Ms. Huckins for an online class today.

Today, there is a movement challenge… let’s make a dance video using flipgrid. Here we go… Make up a pattern. Click on the link below to record your 15 second dance. Enjoy!

 https://flipgrid.com/huckins6672

 

 

Download Ms. Huckins’ Movement Tracker for ideas on how to stay moving each day, as well as, Ms. Huckins’ Movement Journal to write about how you moved during the day. 

 

More to come!

I will continue to post ideas to keep our Parkview Panthers moving!

See you soon!

Ms. Huckins

 

 

Disclosure Documents

Title File
Huckins' Disclosure Document English / Spanish
Movement Journal English
Movement Tracker English

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