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Weather, Climate, Let’s Define It!

This song and dance exploration of weather patterns, how they are created, and how they create climate teaches students about the global balance that supports the amazing diversity of plant and animal life on our beautiful planet. For older students, Billy B. The Science Song and Dance Man introduces the science of human impact on […]

¿Dónde está Juana?

Native Spanish-speakers Andrés and Christina of 123 Andrés explore our hemisphere in Spanish and English, as well as ASL. Our friend Juana is missing, and our only clue is that she’s somewhere in the Americas. Equipped with a giant map and several musical instruments, the audience embarks on a search for Juana, learning about geography, culture, and […]

Your Life Is a Work of Art

Bobby Beetcut’s program, Your Life is A Work of Art, uses music to immerse students in motion, rhythm, and mindfulness. Mixing live looping, beatboxing, multiple instruments, singing, dancing, and interactive play with basic principles of mindfulness, meditation, and creative visualization, this program teaches students how to view their life as a work of art and […]

Intro to Capoeira

Developed in Brazil by enslaved Africans during the 16th century, the martial art of Capoeira, disguised as a dance and including acrobatics, music, and the Portuguese language, was used as a means to resist oppression in the relentless struggle for freedom. This program led by Leigh Robertson gives students the opportunity to participate in all […]

B.A.R.S.

This dynamic program walks students through the exciting world of hip-hop songwriting as they write verses about subjects they study in class. Students are introduced to the Bomani Armah wRiting System and receive in-depth instruction on elements of creative writing, using simile, metaphor, and rhyme to structure a song written in the pattern of a […]

BabaGotB.A.R.S.

This upbeat and active multi-media assembly explores the fun process of hip hop songwriting while comparing it to the practical skill of essay writing. Through the use of positive music videos and song lyrics, students are introduced to the artist’s special “Bomani Armah wRriting System” and are encouraged to find and create art that reflects […]

Melodies, Moods, and Movies

Explore the power of music through the lens of movie-making. Students travel from the silent film era to today’s movie blockbusters in this interactive program. Using sound effects, live performance, and collaborative storytelling, Cello Fury uses both new and well-loved cinematic selections to explore the emotional and storytelling power of music and its ability to […]

Totally Vocally Workshop/Master Class

Ball in the House is excited to offer workshops and master classes. Please call or email for details and pricing. There are 3 main types: A school group or chorus performs and we offer constructive criticism, ask questions, and encourage based on our experience as full-time musicians. Ball in the House performs and breaks down […]

Exploring Math and Music by Making a One-String Guitar

Through a combination of creativity, engineering, and ingenuity, students produce unique instruments out of found objects. STEAM topics come alive for students through the use of instruments from the acoustic era of the 1920s and 1930s. By utilizing the engineering design process to imagine, plan, create, and improve the sound properties of their single-string guitars, […]

Diaspora West African Drum and Dance Traditions Workshop

This program is an intense study of the elements of various Diaspora West African drum, dance, song, storytelling, and masquerade traditions from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Ghana. This Jeannine Osayande & Dunya Performing Arts Company workshop allows students to understand how dance is used to communicate in different ways, and how dance and […]

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