Mrs. Branch –  Dance

ZenChelsea Branch is from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She attended Hope College in Holland, MI and graduated with a BA in Dance Education K-12 and a minor in English Education. Chelsea most recently worked at Hamilton Elementary School as the dance and yoga teacher. During her five years at Hamilton, she designed and implemented a PK-8 dance curriculum centered around National Arts Standards that created opportunities for student creativity and voices. Chelsea worked closely with classroom teachers to build arts integrated units in literacy, math, and science. Additionally, she assisted in leading SEL initiatives that greatly improved the climate and culture for students. Mindfulness is a core value in Chelsea‘s work with students and she was trained by Mindful Schools. Chelsea is passionate about sharing yoga and is certified in Yoga Calm, Rainbow Kids Yoga, and became a RYT 200 yoga teacher through Marianne Wells Yoga School.

In her free time, Chelsea loves to read fiction and memoirs, cook (although she’s not very skilled yet), and is also a professional dancer and choreographer.


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Dance @ Decatur Update

Each class has been working hard as they either wrap up units or begin new ones. Check our your student’s class below to see…   Read More

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FREE Harlem Renaissance Swing Event for Kids!

Check out the flyer below for a free Swing event on Friday, November 24th! Harlem Renaissance Swing for Kids

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