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.
Kenyetta Dance Kids
Prospectus in Motion: Movement In Learning
In this active and fun series of classes, Lalah Hazelwood and the company artists of Kenyettá Dance Company will give your elementary and middle school students a taste of classical, contemporary and African dance. Starting with a warm-up composed of isolation and strength building exercises, students will progress to simple locomotor movements across the floor and, finally, put some of the movements together in a short dance to music. Dance Technique Classes. During each session, the students will learn dance terminology, general anatomy, class discipline, and the self-determination required to dance or succeed in any area. Most of all, they will have an enjoyable time while learning.
Program offered after-school and during school day.
This program is made possible through the Arts Council’s Art & Soul program. You can read more about this program here.
Village Voices, Notes from the Griot
“Villages Voices: Notes from the Griot” is a live and interactive artistic experience that utilizes musicians, dancers, actors, poets and visual artists to tell the stories and highlight the contributions of African-Americans in the arts whose works are either unknown and/or underperformed.
“Village Voices” is a celebration of artistic contributions from African-Americans that will be performed throughout the year as a reminder that artistic contributions in the fine arts can and should be presented regularly and not just to commemorate Black History Month. With artistic performances in classical piano, jazz, African dance, prose and poetry from the late 18thc-present day, this presentation is ideal for K-12 and contains a multitude of interactive and participatory elements.
This program is made possible through the Arts Council’s Art & Soul program. You can read more about this program here.
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.
ICC staff can visit your school, free of charge, during a large-group convocation or assembly to work with students while singing and/or folk dancing to nurture excitement for music in your building!
ICC staff would arrange and discuss content/activities individually with school music teacher prior to visit.
General Music Classroom Visit
ICC staff can visit your general music classroom, free of charge, and engage in activities with your class, either as a clinician, teaching model, or overall fun new experience!
Singing games, part-singing, folk dancing…staff will discuss details one on one with general music teacher and tailor the experience to each school.
The Dance Show
An interactive lecture/demonstration that is designed to introduce students of all ages to the basic elements of dance. The Dance Show explores shapes, space, patterns and rhythm through short dances, designed and choreographed to focus on each specific element. Dancers, with the help of audience members demonstrate the various elements and perform examples to a wide range of music.
Focusing on dance as a form of communication children observe how emotion can affect movement and how the spoken word can be used as ‘music’, drawing a parallel between poetic language and dramatic movement…adding a clear example of the story-telling nature of dance.
Actor training for high school students age 13-18
Multiple weeks available for Spring Break and summer!
Spend a week at Phoenix! Join us for a five-day actor program focusing on techniques necessary to excel in professional theatre. Students hone their craft in acting, voice/dialects, and movement through exercises and professional feedback.
What to Expect:
8:45am Drop off
9:00-11:00am First Class
11:30-1:30pm Second Class
1:50-3:50pm Third Class
4:00pm Pick up
Meisner-based Actor Trainer
Practice tools to become a more open, genuine actor, ready for anything!
Find your voice as an actor and singer, practice strong diction & projection, and explore commonly used dialects.
Movement for the Actor
Stage combat, Linklater technique, Viewpoints and more to develop your physical expression.
Entr'Acte Series: Storytelling through Movement
Dance Kaleidoscope veteran Mariel Greenlee hosts an inventive and interactive workshop to discover and develop a movement language to further enrich and embellish character work onstage and tell stories entirely through movement.
No dance experienced required.
Entr'Acte Series: Disability-Inclusive Theatre
Flutter Productions Artistic Director and Black Hills Works collaborator Heather Pickering leads a workshop on all-ability theatre and dance for arts professionals, diversely-abled artists, and pre-professional young adults.
Learn techniques to incorporate diversely-abled artists into your performances for the benefit of all artists involved!
Every Day We Write a Dance
Professional dancers bring to life the concepts of shape, space, pattern and rhythm in this interactive workshop. Children learn basic dance exercises and movements while using their imaginations to create a community dance. Program supports critical and creative thinking skills plus dance and language arts standards.
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