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Music & Physical Education

  • Training Like An Olympic Runner
  • Flamenco Dance
  • Flamenco Guitar


Training Like An Olympic Runner

This course has been designed to increase physical activity as well as providing great insight into running technique and training theory.

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Each lesson in this course is designed to be executed over the span of one week. For best results lecture should be observed on a Monday and the demonstration portion is to be executed Monday-Friday or three days per week at a minimum. Each subsequent week shall be added to the prior week, thus building in volume as physical fitness is improving. This is done primarily to optimize adaptation and minimize the risk of injury. In the case of preexisting or a newly acquired injury students should only participate to their tolerance. In the case of extended absence, students should simply resume the last completed lesson and executed it to their tolerance. Moving through each unit of this course, you will find the construct easy to understand as the lesson progressively builds upon each previous lesson.  This 32-week curriculum is sure to improve fitness greatly. Training Like an Olympic Runner provides a unique opportunity to learn from an array of Olympic sprinters and Couches. Quizzes and assessments are integrated providing a great experience for students, as well as parents. Training Like an Olympic Runner is sure to educate, inspire, and challenge the athlete and intellect alike.

Instructor Jason Bean

Jason Bean is a level 5 United States of America Track and Field Federation (USATF) certified coach with a knack for teaching sprint and block techniques to both youth and Olympic level athletes. He is also certified with IAAF, the international governing body for sports and athletics. Jason is a two-time Florida Association of High School Coaches (FACA) sprint technique instructor and has worked with countless national and international sprint teams. His unique ability to inspire as he teaches stems from his past experience as a world-class performing and recording artist. Jason was a high school stand out in football and track, going on to play Collegiate Football at the University of Minnesota and Central Lakes College. Jason uses his athleticism in coaching to demonstrate techniques in the context of proper conceptual models

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Flamenco Dance and Guitar

Though the DiNoia Family is best known for teaching math to homeschoolers at MrDMath.com, as world schoolers, they are presently located in Madrid, Spain.   Raffa DiNoia, age 14, was recently accepted into the Royal Ballet Academy (which is flamenco dance in Spain) and is also studying flamenco guitar with Diego Losada, the musical director of Spain’s National Ballet.  

Flamenco music and dance are emblematic of Spain, but flamenco is much more than a red and black polka-dot dress.  Flamenco has a rich and deep history within Spain.  It comes from the area of Andalusia (Seville, Granada) and was born from the gypsy culture.  There are many similarities to American Blues.  The music comes from a deep expression of sorrow as well as pure joy.  Flamenco strives to express those deep emotions that all humans share, pain and anger as well as love and joy and deep respect.  Flamenco strives not for perfection, but for authenticity.

Even today, accessing authentic flamenco is not a simple endeavor outside of Spain itself.  The DiNoia family wanted to create a way for more people to be able to learn about and study this aspect of Spanish culture.  Using their online platform they have created 2 flamenco classes, one dance, and one guitar, to share their love of flamenco.  

Flamenco Dance Lessons

Teacher: Marta Fernandez, Professional Dancer and Choreographer who has worked with the biggest names in Flamenco and now serves as the Director of Flamenco at the Dance Conservatory of Riba Roja, Spain.

  1. Understand the emotion behind flamenco dance
  2. Learn basic foot, arm and hand techniques
  3. Learn “zapateados”, flamenco footwork
  4. Learn about different flamenco rhythms 
  5. Learn a complete choreography
  6. Opportunity to audition, via video submission, to study with Marta in Spain!

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Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stur4Zkyp6A

Flamenco Guitar

Teacher: Diego Losada, Musical Director of the National Ballet of Spain.  One of the most highly acclaimed and accomplished flamenco guitarists in the world.

  1. Learn what is a flamenco guitar and why it is different
  2. Learn basic techniques of the posture, right hand, and left hand.
  3. Learn to coordinate both hands to play
  4. Learn alongside Raffa DiNoia so he can translate and ask the questions any student would want to ask.
  5. In six classes, with practice, you will have the basic foundation to play the flamenco guitar
  6. No understanding of music required

Flamenco guitar EDU

 

Guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRuxVi9afb4

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