Students build self-esteem and social awareness as they discover and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Latin America through an exploration of social dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, and Bachata. Teamwork and collaboration are reinforced each step of the way as students work with Marck “Flaco” Best to master and perform their dances.
Inspire positive change in young people through an exploration of the roots of hip hop culture with Hip Hop Fundamentals. This ensemble of dynamic and energetic dancers use breakdancing and abundant audience participation to explore hip hop’s rich cultural history and how underserved inner-city youth changed the world. The performance focuses on youth empowerment, diversity, […]
Science and the natural world come to life through this engaging creative movement experience with Laura Marchese. Students explore and move based on classroom topics while practicing critical thinking skills, creative problem solving, and cooperative sharing of ideas in an environment that values each members’ contribution to the creative process. Topics can include the water […]
Get ready to move to Latin beats while learning about the culture of Latin America through dance and music in Bailemos!!! Let’s Dance!! These hands-on workshops teach Latin American music, dance and culture. Students will learn the fundamental rhythms and steps of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-cha, and Carnavalito, while also discovering awareness, appreciation, and respect […]
The art of movement employs functions of the brain to compare, contrast, revoke, choose, and reflect. This workshop will explore the influence kinesthetic experience has on the process of learning. Learn strategies for how creative movement experiences present students with opportunities to engage metacognition. Empower your teaching with critical thinking methods that refresh, brighten, and […]
Through the use of improvisation games, yoga, and movement, students enhance independent thinking skills and confident decision-making and expand their social skills. Students explore qualities of non-verbal communication while discovering play as a healthy and essential part of living and learning. This active program is fun for children and adults!
Combining their artistic disciplines, dancer Michelle Marigliano and poet Eloise Bruce work together to bring poetry and movement into the classroom in Poetry and Movement. Through movement games students will explore elements of dance including space, time and energy and use this exploration as inspiration to create poetry. The Poetry and Movement interactive sessions will […]
Students learn traditional drum rhythms and dances from different regions of Uganda in this workshop with Ssuuna. Working together—some as drummers and others as dancers—they explore the history and meaning behind the East African steps and drum beats.
Students discover West African dance as a means of communication and cultural expression in this Seventh Principle workshop. By exploring dances from Gambia, Ivory Coast, Mali, and other West African countries, students understand the connection that dance has to everyday life.
Join the Celtic Revival that’s sweeping the country! Try your hand (and feet!) at Irish set dancing—a form of social dancing similar to square dancing. Danced to jigs, reels, polkas, and hornpipes, set dancing—traditionally performed during a ceili (Irish dance/social)— promotes coordination, learning to count sets of music, and recognizing repeating patterns. So come put […]