Bringing dance into public schools for more than three decades Circle of Dance provides hundreds of students each year with the opportunity to work with professional dancers in educational and fun dance/movement workshops.
This program provides students with an introduction to dance and its benefits .
Our experienced teaching artists will conduct a workshop(s) which includes:
Warm Up: stretching, isolations, coordination, strengthening and balance.
Choreography : combining movement into dance sequences using space, rhythm, energy and shape.
Age appropriate music and movement keep students engaged, challenged and discovering the joy of dance.
Circle of Dance taps into students’ kinesthetic learning potential and promotes the use of imagination and creativity.
The workshops help build teamwork and self esteem.
Our teaching artists strive to reach every student to help them do their best and feel successful.
Residencies can culminate in an informal student presentation for their peers, parents and community.
Our programs support ELL, ESL and special needs students.
We work with each school individually to meet their needs, vision and budget.
This residency program is philosophically rooted in Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences offering educators, classroom teachers and students grades K-2 precious tools for development and growth in a new learning environment . This interdisciplinary approach to arts education integrates dance/movement and music with language arts and literacy.
Students will have the opportunity to bring books and poems alive through movement helping them with comprehension, sequencing of events, comparing and contrasting of characters and events.
Students will be exposed to using movement as a way to learn elements of the curriculum like opposites, the alphabet, rhyming etc.
Students develop personally through this process by working together, risk taking and self expression.
We support anti-bullying and incorporate character education traits in our programs.
Respect, Tolerance, Cooperation, Responsibility, Kindness