Four times during the school year, our Music Makers Around the World Class students (around age 5) experience a celebration of a world culture we just finished exploring. This is a magical, multi-sensory event where all in attendance are immersed in the arts and history of a particular culture. We feel the best way to develop a love and appreciation for the world we live in is to explore the best it has to offer, and this is often the arts!
The students invite a significant adult in their life to join them in this celebration where we immerse ourselves in singing, dancing, playing instruments, listening, telling tales, reciting poetry and best of all, tasting food from that culture. Having this significant adult present and participating during this celebration is a very important piece of our students’ arts education at Harmony Arts. Let me explain:
WHY WE CELEBRATE. At Harmony Arts, we believe life is meant to be lived fully and joyfully! We feel it is of utmost importance to take time to celebrate the beautiful things in life. This practice helps us stay in a mindset of gratitude and positivity. Celebrations give us things to look forward to which fills us with anticipation and gives us hope. Most of all, intentionally celebrating the arts of another culture opens our mind to differences by finding the common ground we all have in the human race. This helps us see each other as family and individuals who are just trying to do our best. These types of traditions ignites a spark in the children to provide magical experiences for their own loved ones so that as humans, we never stop celebrating goodness.
We are so looking forward to our British Isles Celebration coming up in a couple of weeks! We can’t wait to experience the enchantment of the British culture with the adults in our students’ lives who mean so much! If you love a child in the Music Makers Around the World class, please come join us!