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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 introduces the science of human impact on the atmosphere and climate. Using a brightly […]

¿Dónde está Juana?

Native Spanish-speakers Andrés and Christina 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, our search takes us on a trip learning about geography, culture, and language. With […]

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

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of dance, martial arts, acrobatics, music, and the Portuguese language. This program gives students the opportunity to participate in all aspects of capoeira while simultaneously promoting an active, healthy lifestyle. Balance, coordination, endurance, self-expression, and respect are just a few of the countless benefits capoeira fosters […]

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.

Hip Hop songwriter and poet Bomani makes writing fun by employing techniques used when composing hip hop poems and song lyrics. Whether it’s rhyming, revising, or editing, the process of writing is universal! Students will be inspired to create their next song, poem, or essay using the skills Bomani imparts to them.

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

Good dancing and drumming restores the community to wholeness. African Proverb Dunya Performing Arts Company members lay the groundwork for cultural sensitivity through intense study of the elements of various Diaspora West African drum, dance, song, storytelling, and masquerade traditions from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, The Ivory Coast, and Ghana. Our residency offers an artistic platform […]

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