In Tap Live! 101, students enjoy learning ways to create their own rhythm with tap dance. Students learn basic tap steps and explore the elements of dance and music. Team building and collaboration are important principles within the residency. As a group, students showcase their own choreography in a culminating performance at their school. (south of […]
Ready to learn Physics in a brand new way? This high-powered assembly program teaches states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas) through breakdancing, with the energy, enthusiasm, and unique educational approach that only Hip Hop Fundamentals can bring! Dancing molecules, interactive “experiments,” and genuine fun come together to provide students with a science experience they’ll […]
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 […]
By juxtaposing the dance works of acclaimed international choreographers from places such as Turkey, Cuba, and Taiwan, this inspiring program asks audience members to consider how cultural tradition affects identity and self-expression. With Nimbus Dance students experience how artistic innovation can transcend an individual’s background to achieve universal expression.
Through energizing breakdancing and lots of audience interaction Hip Hop Fundamentals introduces students to a simple concept: You have the power to make decisions about your own health. Students follow one boy through a day, helping him choose what and how he can eat, drink, and play. Emphasizing that students can make their own health-based […]
The circus comes to you in this hands-on, engaging workshop! Through circus skills like juggling, tightwire, plate spinning, and stilts, students experience fitness in a fun, non-competitive, and creative way. Students work on their hand/eye coordination and both gross and fine motor skills, while learning firsthand the benefits of practice, determination, and grit. Our circus […]
Trace the lineage of Irish dance from its traditional role in 18th-century Ireland to its success on the international stage with Darrah Carr Dance Company. Featuring live music on the bodhrán and accordion, this spirited look at Irish dance and music presents the history, traditions, and costumes of this lively indigenous art form. The infectious […]
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 […]
Join Jeannine Osayande & Dunya Performing Arts Company as they explore some of the ways West African Diaspora cultural practices are used to affirm community, communicate values, enhance cultural sensitivity, and inspire meaningful dialogue. Program options include storytelling, dance, drum, and song from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Brazil, Haiti, and the United States.
This AATMA. Performing Arts workshop allows students to work in an interactive setting to establish a foundation for the evolution of Indian dance. Students will be able to differentiate between traditional dance forms, learn folk dances from different regions of India, and explore how Bollywood dance evolved into a global phenomenon. For residencies, the workshops will […]