Past Events

Selected Workshops, Performances and Presentations of Tai Chi Animal Frolics® with Gerri Gurman, from 1993 through the present.

Teaching in Public and Private Schools

  • Hawthorne Elementary School, Madison, WI, 1993-2006: Tai Chi Animal Frolics in an integrated arts curriculum: residencies, performances, daily practice and ongoing classes
  • Creative Learning Preschool, Madison, WI, 2004-2006: Ongoing classes in creative movement, dance, drama and Tai Chi Animal Frolics
  • John Muir Elementary School, Madison, WI, 2003-2007: Dance, Drama and Tai Chi Animal Frolics after-school club

Performances

  • Hawthorne Elementary School, Madison, WI, All-school practice on Earth Day 2003 with Madison Superintendent of Schools and School Board.
  • © Craig Schreiner – Wisconsin State Journal

  • Madison (WI) Civic Center Program, Kids in the Crossroads, March 6, 2004 “Tigers Can’t Really Purr” with Poet, Rhonda Lee
  • Madison (WI) Children’s Museum: Gallery Night, May 4, 2007 Performance of “The Princess Who Danced with Cranes”
  • John Muir Elementary School, Madison, WI, May, 2007, Performance of “Cranes, On Wings of Peace”- Student dance club performance for all-school assembly with guest presenter, Joan Garland, from the International Crane Foundation
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Program, April 1997-2007: Annual Dance Day for students from Hawthorne and John Muir Elementary Schools in collaboration with Karen McShane Hellenbrand
  • Race Unity Rally, Madison, WI, 2004-2006, Wisconsin State Capitol-Student performances
  • Sharsheret: Youth International Festival of Dance, Middleton, WI, May 21, 2006 and May 20, 2007
  • Celebrating Youth: Showcasing Positive Youth Development, Madison, WI, 2006-2011 Tai Chi Animal Frolics Workshops and Performance of “Cranes, On Wings of Peace” 2007 (link)

Children’s Workshops and School Residencies

  • School Residency: Midvale Elementary School, Madison, WI, December 15, 16, and 21, 2011
  • Cranes of the World Festival: Workshop for children and adults, September 24, 2011
  • Children’s workshop: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI, July 30, 2011
  • Madison (WI) Children’s Museum: Tai Chi Animal Frolics Workshops for children and adults, Saturday, May 14, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
  • Madison (WI) Children’s Museum: Tai Chi Animal Frolics Workshops for children and adults, Saturday, March 26, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
  • Madison (WI) Children’s Museum: Workshops for children and adults, 2005-present
  • Madison (WI) Children’s Museum: Tai Chi on the Rooftop-October, 2010 and November, 2010
  • Merton (WI) Elementary School Fine Arts Day-workshops for kindergarten students and teachers, Spring, 2010
  • Stevens Point (WI) Public Schools, Workshop for elementary school students, 2008
  • Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Milwaukee, WI-Workshop for families April 26, 2008
  • Madison (WI) Wilmar Community Center: Class for children and adults, January 31-March 14, 2007
  • Lakeside Kids at Monona Terrace, Madison, WI-Workshop for over 200 preschool children and teachers, June 27, 2007
  • Milton (WI) East Elementary School-All-school Residency, April-May 2005. Calm and Collected, Janesville Gazette [PDF]

Teacher Trainings and Workshops

  • P.E.O., Women’s service organization: Lecture/Demonstration, Madison, WI, January 9, 2012
  • MATC-Reedsburg Early Childhood Conference: Workshop for educators and day care professionals, Reedsburg, WI, November 5, 2011
  • Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE) Annual Convention: Workshop for educators and other professionals, Wisconsin Dells, WI, October 27, 2011
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Early Childhood Conference: Workshops for educators and child care professionals, Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA), Madison Chapter: Teacher’s workshop, Madison, WI, November 20, 2010
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: Workshop for Dance educators, October 20, 2010
  • Madison College, formerly Madison Area Technical College, Keynote Address: Spring Childcare Workshop, Madison, WI, May 2009
  • Madison Area Technical College (now Madison College) Workshop for early childhood educators and day care professionals, October, 2009
  • Options and Alternatives in Education Conference: Workshops for teachers and other professionals-Monona Terrace, Madison, WI, January 2007 and January 26, 2008
  • Southwestern Educational In-service Organization (SWEIO) 115th Annual Convention-workshop presentation for teachers-Monona Terrace, Madison, WI, February 24, 2006
  • Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE) Annual Convention: Workshop for teachers, Janesville, WI, 2006
  • Wisconsin PBS Kids 8th Annual Early Childhood Conference, Appleton, WI, 2007
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Early Childhood Conference, Whitewater, WI, 2008-2010
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) 2nd Annual Caring Conference: Workshop for educators and day care professionals, Madison, WI, January 12, 2008
  • Milwaukee Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC) Conference, Glendale, WI-workshop for teachers and day care professionals-February 23, 2008
  • Kids Express Preschool and Daycare, Madison, WI: Workshop for teachers, 2008

Health-care Workshop

  • Employee Wellness Program: Presentation, St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, WI, August 10, 2011
  • Tai Chi Animal Frolics for Seniors, Oakwood Village West, June, 2011
  • WomenHeart:Presentation, St. Mary’s Hospital, March, 2011
  • Hancock Center for Movement Arts and Therapies, Madison, WI: Workshop for Dance Therapists, October 1, 2008
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: Lung Cancer Retreat, Friedrick Center: Workshop for people with lung cancer, October 30 and 31, 2007

Library Workshops

  • Sequoia Library: Madison, WI, January 5, 2012
  • Alisha Ashman Library: Madison, WI, December 1 and 8, 2011
  • Hawthorne (WI) Public Library: Workshop for children and adults, September 17, 2011
  • Middleton (WI) Public Library: Workshop for children and adults, July 15, 2011
  • Portage (WI) County Library: Workshop for children and adults-Stevens Point, WI, 2008
  • Mount Horeb (WI) Public Library: After-school workshop for children, 2007

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