How to Dance a Book

If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to engage your students in reading, you’ll love dancing a book. “Movement makes everything better.” It was this philosophy that lead to Christina getting curious about how reading a book could be a more active adventure. Kids sit so much and it’s exciting to have them experience the magic of reading on a more whole-bodied level. 

Dancing a Book is a wonderful opportunity for self-expression, creativity and outright joy. It’s the perfect exercise when you’ve got kids with lots of energy, or you want to build community through cooperation. The beauty of this activity is that it promotes literacy, both intellectual and physical, along with connecting movement to ideas, feelings and the written word. You’ll return to this activity over and over because your students will love it. 

Come to this active virtual workshop for a practical lesson that you can use with any book in any subject. Christina will be sharing her newly published book What Makes a Dancer? as a model for the session. 

Target Audience



1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This session is full.


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    Christina Marlett

    Christina Marlett is the International Best Selling Author of How Ugly Awkward Dancing Changes Everything and the children’s book What Makes a Dancer?

    She’s also the creator of How to Dance a Book, a program that has toured schools and communities across Canada, helping kids, teens and adults connect movement to ideas, feelings and the written word. She is passionate about getting people moving and engaging through the arts and sparking creativity.