Dance Kaleidoscope/DK Kids
Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana’s longest-dancing professional contemporary dance company since 1972, is celebrating its 47th season (2018-19). As a mainstay of its mission, DK consistently brings the finest quality dance performances to diverse audiences of all ages with a strong emphasis on arts
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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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Room large enough for 35 students to move side to side.
Plus Audio system
Schools, community centers, outdoor venues, gyms, dance studios, etc.
Single program: $161.00
Multiple programs: $130
RF.1 – Learning Outcome for Reading Foundations: Develop, build, and apply knowledge of foundational reading skills.
RL.2 – Key Ideas and Textual Support: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature by identifying, describing, and making inferences about literary elements and themes
RL.3 – Structural Elements and Organization: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature, using knowledge of literary structure and point of view
RL.4 – Connection of Ideas: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature by connecting literary elements and themes and analyzing how sensory tools impact meaning
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Develop and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: The elements of dance, dance structure, and choreographic devices serve as both a foundation and a departure point for choreographers.
Anchor Standard 3 – Refine and complete artistic work: Choreographers analyze, evaluate, refine, and document their work to communicate meaning.
Anchor Standard 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: Dance is interpreted by considering intent, meaning, and artistic expression as communicated through the use of the body, elements of dance, dance technique, dance structure, and context.
Anchor Standard 10 – Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art: As dance is experienced, all personal experiences, knowledge, and contexts are integrated and synthesized to interpret meaning.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Dance literacy includes deep knowledge and perspectives about societal, cultural, historical, and community contexts.
Thoughts from teachers on benefits of Every Day We Write a Dance:
- The children were able to practice listening then following directions in a fun way.
- They created active body movements to help remember something academic.
- They used their imaginations & bodies to tell a story.
- The children were exposed to a new vocabulary.
- Aided in understanding sequence, organization and patterns.Praise:
- Absolutely Wonderful!
- Program was well thought out & spoke to each group at their level
- The dancers were fabulous with the kiddos
- My students loved the experience!
- Wish you could come more than once a year!
- They were very engaging!
- Program matched up perfectly with what we were learning in class.
- WE TRULY APPRECIATE HOW WELL YOU WORKED WITH OUR STUDENTS!