The three eldest children started eurythmy classes shortly after we returned home. As they come into their bodies, the natural balance and grace of childhood is reinforced, the awkward march towards the teens gently supported, and now the smallest is BIG enough to start classes.
The reverential awe with which she's started each class, the constant commenting afterwards, telling people she's doing real classes has all been very sweet and she can now join in with the bigger children when they're retelling a story using the movements. The children have been very firm in urging me to try some of the movements too, it seems a good fit for our family, whole songs and poems can be enacted, not that we manage that often.
Last year the 10+ years class put on an end of term play about a girl who had a dragon, a dog, a kitten and a mouse. My very tall then 12 year old chose to be the mouse, my quite tall son chose the kitten and by the time we got to the girl and the dragon that was the choice of the tinier girls in the class. It is always interesting to watch the children sort themselves into these roles.
Before the play the whole class worked through some of the movements and "formations" - no music, just movement to the rhythms of the voice.
The younger children numbered just two, my Elf and another and despite their innate shyness they were encouraged and supported by our wonderful teacher to demonstrate a little of what they could do too.
And from those movements I can see the first tentative steps towards what the older children are doing in the simple movements of the smallest children this year.
Just in case the term eurythmy is not something you're familiar with here are a couple of links to illuminate you...
The usual wikipedia explanation and
A video via youtube...