Students have been exploring form in music. This means that they are learning to identify sections within a piece of music and show their understanding of these patterns through movement. This week, they have been analyzing and moving to "The Wild Horseman" by Robert Schumann. Schumann was a German composer who lived from 1810-1856. This dance is indeed wild, like the horseman, and follows an ABA pattern. Students have also been listening to "The Great Pumpkin Waltz" by Vince Guaraldi. Guaraldi was an American jazz pianist who lived from 1928-1976. This music expresses a very different mood and energy. In this piece, students have to listen for a much more complicated pattern and dance to each section with their personal pumpkin.