Fun With Jazz by Naptown Jazz 5
Teaching improvisation as a means of communication, this program introduces students to the unique American musical genre of Jazz. Featuring recognizable tunes including The Pink Panther and Flintstones theme, students will have a chance to join the Fun.
Fundamentals of Acting
Create! Challenge! Become!
This introductory acting class is designed for the beginning actor. Curriculum at this level starts with the basics of technique while encouraging creative thinking and challenging students to work hard to get things right! Incorporating improvisation, terminology, and some script work, students will start to develop their voice, body, and mind as the pursue goals, create characters and scenes, and work as an ensemble. This class is typically taken more than one time in order to build a good basis for moving into the intermediate class.
Gifts of the Earth: Native American Pottery by Rob...
Student will learn about the history and culture of the Mississippi Native Peoples and the clay techniques they used. Each student will create a piece of North American Mississippi-style pottery called an effigy vessel (having the form of a human or animal). Most effective as a 60 or 90 minute workshop.
Harp Music & Stories (pre-k) by Melissa Gallan...
Students are introduced to the concert harp and will explore the connections between language and music. Students will learn to identify and respond to contrasting sounds, and will understand that musical concepts bring stories to life by communicating feelings and emotions. A version is also available for infants and toddlers.
Harp Sounds (Performance) by Melissa Gallant
Language arts concepts will come alive as students learn that music is like a story we read. Students will see how sound patterns can be transformed into music, as the artist directs students to listen for specific sounds.
Henry Ford: Fit to a "T" by Hank Fincken
He didn’t invent the automobile; he invented the automobile industry. His $5 a day wage made the working class middle class. In this one-man play, Ford dealers from all over the country have come to Detroit to learn about the man’s latest life-changing car, the Ford V-8. Was he a saint? Hardly, but his work continues to influence us all as much as any pioneer in US History.
Honoring the Courage of Harriet Tubman by Portia J...
In this first person interactive vignette, participants will learn Historical facts about the Underground Railroad system and learn how to sing and clap a coded freedom song. Harriet will share stories about her triumphs and servitude during the Civil War and discuss how to fulfill Harriet’s desire for us to be “More like a Tree…”
House Full of Friends by Sofiya Inger
Teaching young people to share, accept differences, and work together peacefully, this interactive program starts with a story of a tiny blue house full of very colorful characters. Students will play with shapes and forms from recycled materials, learn how to fold, bend, score, and attach them to build their own “homes full of friends,” where everyone has a place to stay and a story to tell. Hand-eye coordination, spatial perception, independent decision making, and visual storytelling are important goals of the workshop, but, most importantly, it will be fun!
ICC Virtual Neighborhood Choir Academy
For Individual Families or Music Teachers: An excellent opportunity for you to connect your students at home through song and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Watch the intro video, grab the flyer, and contact us to join!
Children in grades 3-8 will learn a choral piece with directors from the ICC and then record their end product to be included in a virtual choir!
You can offer a Virtual Neighborhood Choir Academy to your students – right now! Please take advantage of this free resource to you and your students as we continue to care for our ICC family by reaching out through this new online program.
Be a part of the ICC from wherever you are!
Iibada Summer Dance Intensive "From The Studio To ...
Summer Dance Intensive
Our summer dance program is a 4-week program that focuses on the technical and artistic development of aspiring dancers. Every year our goal is to expose our youth to professionals in the entertainment industry to give them a real-world perspective of what it takes to establish a successful career. Our curriculum for our summer program will include:
Technical Dance Training
Choreographic techniques and Creative Movement
Strength and Conditioning
Cultural Dance Studies (World Dance Perspective)
Health and Nutrition (Taking Care Of Your Instrument: Your Body)
This year’s theme is “From The Studio To The Stage”. Aspiring dancers will go through 4-weeks of rigorous dance training, working with amazing choreographers, learning studio and stage etiquette, performing thought-provoking pieces and learning dance from a worldwide perspective. Students will also work on building their performance portfolio through developing their resume and experiencing a dance photoshoot.
Once Upon A Time…
Utilizing elements from all the artistic disciplines (music, visual art, literature, etc…), children explore the structure of a story, develop a deeper awareness of self through traditional acting exercises for youth, and discover new ways to express creative ideas and use their imaginations. Ultimately, listening skills develop and natural instincts emerge allowing everyone to flourish and have fun in a unique environment that simultaneously promotes social interaction and individual expression.
Keep building! Work together!
Development of this special skill inherent to acting is promoted through advanced theatre games and exercises designed to promote risk-taking and self confidence in class and on stage.
PLEASE NOTE: You must have taken a FOUNDATION LEVEL COURSE (Fundamentals of Acting, Essentials of Musical Theatre) AT LEAST ONCE to be eligible for this class.
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.
Indiana Mime: Raiders of the Lost Art by Reed Stee...
Through mime, sign language, music, and audience participation, students will learn how Indiana has played a big role in shaping American history, culture and events through famous astronauts, comedians, jazz, sports, and more.
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Field Trip...
Explore our natural and cultural history galleries, from geological specimens to objects related to our 16th president. Discover historical figures in Indiana like Gene Stratton-Porter and Thomas Say. Experience hands-on learning in one of our programs or theater performances. With so many possibilities, no field trip to the museum is ever the same!
Indigo Blues by Sofiya Inger
Using the power of nature, students will turn oxygen and indigo plants into bright blue fabric art. After folding, tying, and dipping their fabric in natural indigo dye, students will see the process of oxidation. Students will discuss how art can involve nature in various ways.
Instrument Making by Sancocho
Students will each make a traditional instrument with an authentic sound from common, everyday materials. Choose one: maracas, frame drums, tambourines, pop top shakers, or African thumb pianos.
International Violinists in Schools
One of the most popular annual educational programs is International Violinists in Schools (IVIS). This program affords elementary, middle and high school students the opportunity to meet one of the Competition’s bright young stars in their own schools. Laureates visit schools around Central Indiana to present “informances” – brief discussions of their experiences as emerging professionals, plus demonstrations of their playing.
Internships at Newfields
Newfields is more than a local cultural attraction with an international reputation. It’s also a small city that can help you figure out what you’re going to do in the big, wide world. You know that at Newfields you’ll find art, gardens, and performances. But you’ll also find designers, scientists, photographers, lawyers, and marketers, all looking for the chance to introduce you to what they do. Help them—and yourself—out by becoming an intern at Newfields.
We offer internships throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters accepting applications year-round. Availability varies throughout the year depending on departmental needs. Internships are project-based and include the ongoing work of the department to which they are assigned. Our program is designed to introduce you to all the inner workings of a cultural attraction, featuring both the Indianapolis Museum of Art and The Garden at Newfields. The Newfields Intern Program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students.
Jazz Exercise for Grades K - 5
This 12-minute exercise video was put together for kids from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Here’s an opportunity for teachers and parents to have their kids take a break from studies and to get up and move for a bit. Dance Kaleidoscope dancers: Sarah Taylor, Kieran King, Aleksa Lukasiewicz, Natalie Clevenger and Emily Dyson. Music by Bensound.com
Jazz: the Art of Relationship by Lawrence Clark II...
Students will experience the sounds of Jazz music from its roots on Indiana Avenue in the 1950’s and 60’s and the musicians who made it famous. The jazz tradition is so much an oral tradition that is passed down from elders to the next generation that Lawrence Clark refers to jazz as, “the art of relationship.”
Johnny Appleseed by Hank Fincken
You know the myth, but you may not know how important he was to the pioneers moving west. This is storytelling in theater form, showing the true history of John Chapman’s life separate from the traditional mythology of Johnny Appleseed.
Jr. Civic Mainstage Musical 2020
This kids-only production is a highlight of the Jr. Civic season. Open to ages 7-14, this fully staged musical attracts children from throughout the metro ares and affords them the opportunity to participate in a professionally staffed, technically supported mainstage experience.
Performing experience no necessary and children need not be enrolled in Jr. Civic classes to audition. Young performers are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song (bring sheet music!) and dress in comfortable clothing for a movement audition. An accompanist will be provided. Visit www.civictheatre.org/auditions or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
Latin Jazz by Cathy Morris
Rumbas, mambos, bossa novas, and the sambas of Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic give students an introduction to Latin jazz. They will learn about the instruments, cultures, and regions where Latin jazz originated.
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.
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