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Choir = Phys. Ed?

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Choir = Phys. Ed?#1
Posted: 9/9/19 at 2:53pm

Show Choir Counts as Physical Education. https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Show-Choir-Will-Count-As-Physical-Education-Requirement-in-Ohio-20190909

I support Bway and arts education, but it should not count as phys ed. There should maybe be a music requirement.

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Choir = Phys. Ed?#2
Posted: 9/9/19 at 3:08pm
Our show choir did include some elements of dance and synchronized movement. I would have loved for that to count and not had to get teased and bullied in PE class.
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Posted: 9/9/19 at 3:25pm

I took marching band, which was WAY more strenuous than phys ed.

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Choir = Phys. Ed?#4
Posted: 9/9/19 at 3:26pm

CATSNYrevival said: "Our show choir did include some elements of dance and synchronized movement. I would have loved for that to count and not had to get teased and bullied in PE class."

Marching band, yes. Show choir? I don't know about you, but I stood on risers.

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Choir = Phys. Ed?#5
Posted: 9/9/19 at 3:27pm
When singing with proper technique, it actually becomes quite physical and can be exhausting.
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Choir = Phys. Ed?#6
Posted: 9/9/19 at 3:39pm
These kids are singing John Rutter arrangements of “Lo, how a rose E’re blooming”, not a 6 hour Wagner opera.

It’s not exhausting. I did choir as well as a smaller chamber choir, complete with basic suburban jazz hand box step spirit finger choreo, and didn’t break a sweat once.
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Choir = Phys. Ed?#7
Posted: 9/9/19 at 3:54pm

And yet my four years as a member of my high school swim team didn't count as physical education. 

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Choir = Phys. Ed?#8
Posted: 9/9/19 at 4:01pm

Pippin said: "These kids are singing John Rutter arrangements of “Lo, how a rose E’re blooming”, not a 6 hour Wagner opera.

It’s not exhausting. I did choir as well as a smaller chamber choir, complete with basic suburban jazz hand box step spirit finger choreo, and didn’t break a sweat once.
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I’m not saying that choir should count as physical education, just pointing out that it’s not as easy as some may think. I realize that school choir is likely not going to have kids perform difficult pieces. 

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Choir = Phys. Ed?#9
Posted: 9/9/19 at 4:04pm

Isn't show choir singing and dancing, NOT just regular stand on risers and sing choir?

My high school didn't have show choir and I only did the "regular" kind, which was not exhausting.  All sports (including swimming) and marching band counted as phys ed credit.  Personally, I think theater is what needs to count.  The mental and physical demands are there to justify it.

I think any extracurricular activity that requires physical work should count as phys ed credit.  Requiring teenagers to change clothes and suffer through awkward activities in the middle of a school day seems sort of archaic.  

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Choir = Phys. Ed?#10
Posted: 9/9/19 at 4:14pm

This is an excellent idea.  I was a physically active kid (and still am, at the age of 72) and thought then (and now) that Phys Ed was a waste of my time.  Much better had I spent that daily hour pursuing activities that had some interest and importance to me.  The only thing I got from Phys Ed was a broken arm playing football.

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Choir = Phys. Ed?#11
Posted: 9/10/19 at 9:59am

Alright, I have a different perspective as a high school student in Ohio.

PE now, is a lot different from PE in generations past. Most schools hire their coaches as teachers in their classes and because they’re preoccupied with football, most students sit around or play pickup basketball. Nothing is organized and there is no exercise done most days. I took the class for 2 years and want to say that I actually worked out like, 30% of those days.

I have done more work in classes like Drama and Show Choir than I ever have in PE. I applaud them for allowing it to be a requirement. 

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Posted: 9/10/19 at 10:02am

In an alternate universe, Sue Sylvester is throwing hot coffee on a freshman and screaming bloody murder.

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Posted: 9/10/19 at 10:06am

Valentina3 said: "In an alternate universe, Sue Sylvester is throwing hot coffee on a freshman and screaming bloody murder."

I’m imagining her news story about it for tonight,

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Choir = Phys. Ed?#14
Posted: 9/10/19 at 10:10am

You mean I could have "lettered" in chorus if I'd gone to the right school?  Damn!