Dance, Sing & Play"

Creative Movement & Circle Time

Teachers, Parents & Clinicians

Taught by
Jim Beatty, MA
Director - "Ha Ha This A-Way" Creative Movement/Theatre Arts

Presenting fun, easy to learn, Creative Movement, Circle Time, Dramatic Play, Dance, Yoga, Rhythm & Music Activities & Games and Group Teaching Methods, that are great for preschool and early elementary aged children.

No previous dance, creative movement, theater or circle time experience required.

~ Designed for early childhood preschool & elementary teachers, parents & clinicians. ~

Dance, Sing & Play at "Ha Ha This A-Way."

When: The next workshop will be offered in the Spring of 2014. Date to be announced soon.

In the morning, we'll meet & greet and dance, sing & play 'til noon. Then, we'll enjoy sharing a light lunch with food & beverages provided.
(Potluck contributions are welcome.)
After lunch, we'll dance, sing & play 'til 3 p.m.

Where: Eighth Street Studio, 2525 8th St. #16, Berkeley, CA (at Dwight Way)

Fee: $90 ($75 with prepaid registration)*
*(Sliding scale ~ pay what you can scholarships are available.)

This is a playful, fun, experiential workshop.

    As A Participant, you will:

  • Experience and learn fun creative movement, dramatic play, yoga, rhythm & music, dance, cooperative games and circle time activities that can be used in the classroom, playgroup and clinical setting or at home.
  • Develop teaching and group leadership skills in: Classroom management & participation; problem solving and inclusion; and beginning, ending and transition techniques.
  • Receive creative movement & circle time lesson plans, a detailed list of activities and materials, and a bibliography of resources.
  • Be able to order a workshop DVD.

Jim Beatty

Jim Beatty, MA, has been teaching creative movement, dance, drama, circus arts, yoga and circle time activities to children & adults for over 25 years. He teaches at "Ha Ha This A-Way’s" Eighth Street Studio in Berkeley, at S.P.A.C.E. (Near and Arnold's School of Performing Arts and Cultural Education) in Ukiah, CA, and as a creative movement enrichment specialist at numerous East Bay Preschools and Kindergartens. In 1991 he founded "Ha Ha This A-Way" Creative Movement/Theatre Arts, initially, an after-school program and summer day camp for children. A performing artist as well as a teacher, Jim has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Child, Adolescent and Family Counseling. In addition to teaching, Jim works privately as a Child/Life & Family Coach, working with children, parents and families and leading Expressive Arts/Social Skills Friendship Groups for Children with peer relationship difficulties.