MMM held it’s annual weeklong dance Summer School in the fine premises of the University of Chichester. This year it was possible to award several bursaries for selected teachers to attend, with the aim of forwarding their continuing professional development as well as profiting from their experiences. Additionally, it was also possible to award bursaries for students, providing an otherwise rare opportunity to enjoy and benefit from the variety of classes and attendees in an international environment.
Here are some of the comments from a few of the recipients of these bursaries:
I love the fact that there is so much history to Margaret Morris and that there is always information available on campus to see, and people to talk to about the history with people who are in fact PART of that history.
En effet, la summer school m’a servis à parfaire ma formation. Enseignante en France, je n’ai personne pour me donner des cours et qui n’avance pas, recule.
Beautiful moments, great experiences in a lovely and familiar atmosphere! I really want to come next year and meet you all again.
I have gained so much from this year’s summer school, in particular I have picked up on many improvements for my technique thanks to the brilliant teachers. My plan for MMM in the future is to teach all ages and to contribute to keeping the movement thriving.
My project is to continue my studies in psychomotricity and do the therapy exam.. maybe open a MMM course in Italy!
I feel stronger than before. This experience brought me one step closer to myself and happiness.
In the MMM (Margaret Morris Movement) book the description of this movement is: Recreational, Athletic, Creative, Therapeutic. I clearly felt all these aspects in the extreme.
… watching Tricannon (a dance form created by one of Margaret’s students) and partaking in Chant Hindu really gave an understanding of dance as an art, demonstrating Margaret’s influences and scope, and giving the opportunity to experience first-hand the dances and costume (for Chant Hindu).
So my plan is… To start work ASAP on Health Play qualification… To get my Basic Teachers Exam eventually… I feel I would like to assist those, just like me, with an urge to dance and move about and improve their health.
To meet others and discover the variety of people each with their own connection and share in that experience is one of the many reasons this dance movement is so special; I know from the week that I am not alone in my feeling of MMM as an extended family.
By the week’s end, I felt a greater determination, connection and purpose despite going our separate ways. … This week has given me a confidence I hope to share with the wider world and show people the uniqueness of MMM.
MMM were delighted to once again be able to hold their International Summer School (2015) in the University of Chichester. The campus has numerous dance spaces for classes and two performance studios for the end of week show, making it the ideal location.