Lower/Middle School dance teacher Joan Ayap is also an active, lead dancer with the renowned Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC), based in the Washington, DC area. When GDS closed to keep our community members safe during the global pandemic, Joan jumped into action—literally. She recorded a warm-up and distance dance lesson for her Lower School students.
Families have started sharing their videos back to GDS, grateful for the way Joan helped maintain important student-teacher connections, made meaningful learning content, and kept some stir-crazy students moving! Check out their videos on GDS Instagram.