Learning Earth's Processes through Movement by Mel...
Teachers of grades 3-6 will learn how to deepen their students’ understanding of the Earth’s processes using simple choreographic principles such as space, time, force, and motion.
*Developed in collaboration with the Kennedy Centers Partners in Education Program at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.
Math In Your Feet - For Teachers by Malke Rosenfel...
Math in Your Feet professional development workshops are active and hands-on, empowering teachers to learn and teach the movement, rhythm and math aspects of this program. These workshops are for classroom teachers of grades 3-6 and PE and music specialists. K-2 teachers will find the material adaptable for the younger grades.
Learn how to: use simple foot-based dance patterns to orient students in space; apply problem solving strategies to the choreographic process; challenge students to learn and apply principles of transformation and symmetry to dance patterns; infuse your classroom with math vocabulary used in context; help students communicate their creative work using written reflections, word studies, graphs, symbols, and maps.
Dancing Together: Building Life Skills Through Tra...
Traditional American dances provide an avenue to build a classroom community. These fun and easy to accomplish dance figures also reinforce the processes of patterning and sequential thinking, a crucial foundation for all academic learning. Teachers will learn to prompt these dances and get the tools to teach them.
*Developed in collaboration with the Kennedy Centers Partners in Education Program at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.
Bollywood Dance & Culture by Usha Sirimalle
Bollywood is a fusion of traditional and classical Indian dances with the influence of some jazz, hip-hop and modern dance. It is a creative mixture of technique, energy and emotion but most of all massive fun. Students will learn poses, grace, hand and foot movements and expression, all integral parts of Bollywood dance. The meanings of the songs are explored, and students will be able to ‘dance and act’ them out.
Chancleta: Dance & Music by Sancocho
This Cuban art form is presented with a high level of student interaction. Students will learn the chancleta, a dance created by African slaves popular in the eastern part of Cuba. Students will learn the traditions rhythms as both dancers and drummers.
African Dance by Ronne Stone (pre-k)
Students will join Ronne Stone on a journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea learning cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. With the use of body movement, students will explore the elements of rhythm, shape, space, force/energy, patterns, and stories.
Dancing Through the Curriculum by Melli Hoppe
Basic elements of dance are taught, while students learn life skills such as focus, problem solving, and cooperation. Students work together to create a short dance. Speak with the artist to connect your workshop with a specific curricular topic.
Creative Dance by Melli Hoppe
Seasons, life cycles of plants and animals, feelings, and colors can all be used as inspiration for dance. Beginning with a warm-up that fosters creativity, Melli leads students in free movement exercises and then concludes with a movement activity that addresses classroom themes.
Arabiqa by Karim Nagi
If we can see past the fear-based news, we learn that the Arab world is full of exciting sounds, fascinating instruments, dynamic dances and costumes. Egyptian-Muslim-American musician & folk dancer Karim Nagi provides a dynamic and joyful performance that helps students and teachers hear & see the artistic side of the Arab world. The students will rhythmically clap, speak Arabic words, and be uplifted by Karim’s infectious positive energy
Clogging & Fiddling by Fiddle 'n Feet
Accompanied by live fiddle music, students will explore patterns in dance and music via counting, moving, and singing. Students will learn clogging as they dance individually and with the group.
Every Day We Write a Dance by Dance Kaleidoscope
Two professional contemporary dancers bring to life the concepts of shape, space, pattern, and rhythm in this high-energy workshop. Students will learn basic dance exercises and movements and use their imaginations to create a dance based on their daily lives. Students will think creatively and critically in the making of a community dance.
India Culture Comes to You: Dances of India
This hands-on program covers a wide range of multidisciplinary activities. The topics include, but are not limited to, multiculturalism, history, religion, citizenship, geography, music, dance (classical, folk & contemporary), mythology, choreography, art, sculpture, language arts, costumes and makeup artistry. Each one is created or modified as per the request from the organizers and the length of the time allotted. All the presentations are interactive, informative and entertaining. Program will include a wealth of visual aids to maximize the learning.
Dancing Through the Pages
A four-member ensemble invites students into the world of children’s authors including Dr. Seuss, Babette Cole, and Alma Flor Ada by engaging them through dance.
Crumpet the Trumpet
Watch the enchanting musical tale of the award winning* children’s book, Crumpet the Trumpet, by Kristine Papillon come to life through movement! This multi-media production blends together a soundtrack of classical music, beautiful illustrations from the book, and dance, as Mrs. Trumpet tries to soothe baby Crumpet to sleep. This interactive show will have children creating their own unique movement for each different instrument, and give them the chance to touch and see live classical instruments up close.
A Village Beyond
A four-member ensemble celebrates Japanese and Chinese culture through Taiko drumming, mask dance set to Haiku poetry, and T’ai Chi movement.
The Music & Dance of Canada
Our neighbors to the North have a rich history of dance and music. Your students will learn more about the lives and culture of the early explorers who canoed through the Great Lakes.
Keeping Traditional Music & Dance Alive Throug...
This energetic performance explores the origins and “reinvention” of music and dance traditions over the years. When dancers or musicians are lacking the means to buy their preferred instruments or tools, they figure out how to substitute something they do have.
Decades of Dance
Students will try out the dance steps of any decade in 20th century U.S. history, from the Charleston to Street Dance. Through video excerpts, movement, and discussion, active learning can be incorporated into your social studies unit.
Hoofing in America
Tap Team Two leads a performance tracing the roots of Tap, from Ireland and Africa to the street and social dances of today.
Tapping With Goldilocks
Students are introduced to patterns and rhythms as one dancer narrates the traditional story and the other represents each character with different steps and sounds.
Math in Your Feet
Lead by Malke Rosenfeld, math is often called “the science of patterns” and patterns are essential to the percussive dance form of clogging. In the K-2 workshops children will learn basic clogging steps and explore the process of learning and making rhythm and patterns in their feet. In the 3-5 workshops children explore the process making rhythm and patterns in their feet, dancing congruently with a partner and transforming patterns using reflection symmetry.
Skills/concepts: beat competency, patterning, pattern units, attributes, similar/congruent.
Cultural Dance of West Africa
Ronne Stone will introduce students to traditional dance techniques and symbols of West Africa and participate in group and solo dance opportunities.
Percussive Dance in America
Fiddle ‘n’ Feet will take students from English step dance to Southern Appalachian mountain clogging and everything in between, sharing the experience and the history of traditional American dance.
Kids Dance Outreach Interactive Workshops
Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) Interactive Workshops provide an exciting one-day, one-time experience for children K-4 to experience and be introduced to Dance, Music and the power of the Arts!
Every Workshop is taught by three professional teaching artists: a Master Teaching Artist a Musician and an Assistant Teacher.
KDO provides Interactive Workshops for students K-4.
Interactive Workshops can be 30-45 minutes in length.
KDO Interactive Workshops take place during the school day, ensuring participation for all.
All students in a selected class or group participate.
At least one school staff member must be present with the KDO staff at al times.
Kids Dance Outreach In-School Residencies
Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) provides school communities with high-quality arts immersion programs. Through KDO’s programs children are inspired by the joy of dance and music as they’re given something positive to focus on, specific goals to attain, a sense of meaningful accomplishment and an appreciation of the Arts.
Every class is taught by three professional teaching artists: a Master Teaching Artist a Musician and an Assistant Teacher.
KDO provides in-school programs for students in second through fourth grade.
KDO offers 12-session residencies, which can take the form of a 3-week intensive or a 12-week program.
KDO classes take place during the school day, ensuring that dance is integral to learning in our partner school communities.
All students in a selected grade or grades participate in the program.
Classroom teachers are actively engaged in the program, helping to connect learning in KDO with the larger curriculum.
KDO works with a single classroom of children at a time, and classes generally run 45–50 minutes. Each moment of an KDO class is rich with energetic, rigorous, and joyful learning.
All KDO programs include live music and depending on schedule may culminate in a final performance, a celebratory event that galvanizes the entire school community.
DCI World Championships & DCI Summer Tour
For nearly a half century, Drum Corps International, Marching Music’s Major League™, has been the leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers.
Thirteen original founding member organizations formed the Drum Corps International collective in 1971 to organize and unify leadership for youth-focused competitive drum corps events throughout North America. Directors of those competing groups sought to unite their corps by providing opportunities to perform together—in the end building a foundation for future success.
A non-profit entity was officially established in 1972, and today DCI supports numerous programs around the globe while sanctioning participating recognized drum corps, SoundSport® performance ensembles and DrumLine Battle™ teams performing in more than 100 competitive events that make up the annual Drum Corps International Tour.
With a vast reach online at DCI.org, through corporate sponsorship, annual broadcast initiatives, and outreach to high school music programs, Drum Corps International delivers the message of “excellence in performance and in life” to more than 7.2 million young people, ages 13-22 involved in the performing arts across the United States.
SoundSport International Music & Food Festival...
The SoundSport International Music & Food Festival will return to downtown Indianapolis, offering a family-focused community gathering as part of Drum Corps International World Championships festivities.
Building upon the wildly popular SoundSport® and DrumLine Battle™ events now in their 7th year, the event will feature more than 35 ensembles from the U.S., Canada and around the globe competing in downtown Indy the morning and afternoon of Saturday, August 10.
The exciting day of performances will mark the culmination of the summer portion of the year-round performance opportunities for the global SoundSport and DrumLine Battle programs, all taking part in a festival-like atmosphere with some of Indianapolis’ best food vendors onsite and entertainment aplenty.
Preview Dress Performance: Camelot
We invite high school and college students to attend the preview dress rehearsal performance of our mainstage opera at no cost. This semester we are presenting Camelot by Lerner and Loewe.
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