During the month of March, East Elementary held 44 Music Parent Shares under the direction of music specialists Leigh Schaefferkoetter and Whitney Martin. Each class had their own presentation of musical skills and activities to share with their guests. Activities included self-accompanied songs, circle dances, sight-singing, drumming, improvisation/creation, movement to music, partner dances and folk dances. East uses this format of “informances” because the age group lends itself to this structure. Upon reflection, students and parents were incredibly pleased with the outcome of individualized demonstrations of musical abilities. When else can parent and child come together and share a folk dance!