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Yah-Oh-Way

Yah-Oh-Way means “It is good” in Hopi. This exciting and athletic performance by the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers highlights the depth and complexity of several Native American societies. Students witness the origins and meanings of songs, dances, and traditions of many tribes […]

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Ways of the Lenape

Who were the Lenape Native Americans of New Jersey and Pennsylvania? Using authentic artifacts, Rob Aptaker gives students the opportunity to explore the tools, clothing, toys, games, medicine, and music that were part of their daily lives. A fascinating introduction to Lenape cultures and customs.

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Japanese Festival Drums

The music of Taikoza personifies power, grace, pulse, and driving rhythm. This electrifying aural and visual display features energetic performers who capture the vitality and culture of life in Japan. Highlighted by the thunderous rhythms of ancestral Japanese Taiko drums and the magical sounds of bamboo flutes, this festive experience draws from Japan’s rich tradition […]

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Meet the Beat

The virtuosic Garden State Percussion Trio literally marches in with drum loads of fun, humor, and information about the art, acoustics, and history of percussion instruments. Students play along, joining demonstrations of the xylophone, vibraphone, timpani, and drums as they learn about different kinds of percussion and the sounds that each instrument makes. Students discover […]

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A Journey Through Latin Percussion

Josh Robinson is a native of Woodstock NY. He is a member of Alô Brasil, a popular Philadelphia based Brazilian band, Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra, a group that fuses Cuban, Brazilian, African, and Indian drumming traditions, and Rhythms & Roots Latin ensemble, a group that he co-founded back in 2000. He was selected to the […]

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Beats, Rhymes, and Life

This energetic and engaging exploration of percussion and poetry introduces students to how rhythms and spoken word can awaken their inner artists. Students connect to both verbal and non-verbal ways to express themselves while learning to develop their own unique voices—one word, one beat at a time. Topics covered by Poetry Meets Percussion include the following: […]

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Yah-Oh-Way

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Ways of the Lenape

The Ways of the Lenape by Rob AptakerFind out more

Japanese Festival Drums

Japanese Festival Drums by Taikoza | Young Audiences New JerseyFind out more

Meet the Beat

Garden State Percussion Trio | Meet the BeatFind out more

A Journey Through Latin Percussion

A Journey Through Latin Percussion by Samba to SalsaFind out more

Beats, Rhymes, and Life

Beats, Rhymes and Life by Poetry Meets PercussionFind out more

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Arts United – YA Launches New Diversity Equity, Inclusion, and Access Initiative

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YA’s 2020-2022 Strategic Plan – Making Teaching Artists a Fundamental Part of Every Child’s Learning & Life

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Building Character & SEL – Creativity, Confidence, and Compassion Through Arts Learning

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TESTIMONIALS

"David Gonzalez was AMAZING!! He captivated them from the minute he stepped onto the stage and held their attention for the entire program. He is truly a gifted storyteller!"

Media Specialist Jefferson Elementary

"Mark (Lohr) was an awesome performer! Adults and children alike both were thoroughly entertained and laughed the entire time. He is definitely someone we would consider again."

Youth Services Librarian, Laurel Public Library

"Our school community truly appreciated the art that the performers of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre brought to us. It was an amazing experience enjoyed by all! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to bring this program to children!"

Vice Principal, Copper Hill Elementary

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