It’s common knowledge that kindergartners like to move. Asking them to sit still in a classroom for long stretches is a tall order.

Enter Corey Nagel. As part of OPEF’s Art Start program, this dance and preschool instructor had Mann kindergartners moving. But not willy-nilly movement. Instead she subtly encouraged them to think about how they are moving and what their movement can express.

All four Mann kindergarten classes experimented with creative movement, incorporating lights, colors, shapes, and sounds. Their project culminated in a final performance in the Mann auditorium.

Click here for a slideshow of their performance, courtesy of Mann parent Laura Donoghue.