Community Enrichment

Workshops

DISCOVERY SERIES: THE OBJECTIVE IS TO TARGET SPECIFIC COUNTRIES AROUND THE GLOBE, DISCUSSING THEIR CULTURE, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, MUSIC AND DANCE. THIS SERIES CAN CULMINATE WITH A SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. THE COUNTRIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ARE: AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, CHINA, EGYPT, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, INDIA, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, KENYA, MEXICO, MONGOLIA, NIGERIA, NORWAY, RUSSIA, SENEGAL, SPAIN, SOUTH AFRICA, TURKEY, UKRAINE, UNITED KINGDOM and VIETNAM

 

DANCE THROUGH TIME: THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS ARE DESIGNED TO TAKE STUDENT ON A HISTORIC JOURNEY USING DANCE TO AUGMENT CURRICULUM. THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:

MIDDLE AGES: EUROPEAN PERIOD DANCES EMBELLISH THE HISTORY, SCIENCE, HEROES AND EVERYDAY LIFE FROM 450 AD TO 1500 AD.

THE RENAISSANCE: EARLY FOLK DANCE FROM ITALY AND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES HELP STUDENTS GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE TIMES AND THE CHANGES FROM 1300 AD TO 1600 AD.

 

NORTH AMERICAN DISCOVERERS: THIS WORKSHOP STUDIES THREE GREAT DISCOVERERS; ERICKSON, BRENNAN AND COLUMBUS USING FOLK DANCES FROM NORWAY, IRELAND AND SPAIN.

COLUMBUS : 500+ YEARS: THIS WORKSHOP STUDIES THE LIFE OF COLUMBUS AND INCORPORATES COURT DANCING AND CLASSICAL SPANISH MUSIC AND DANCE.


FOUNDING FATHERS:

THE MAYFLOWER VOYAGE: DISCUSSES THE VOYAGE OF THE MAYFLOWER AND THE PILGRIM WAY OF LIFE IN THEIR NEW LAND. NATIVE AMERICAN DANCES ARE USED IN THIS PROGRAM.

JAMESTOWN: STUDIES ONE OF AMERICA’S FIRST SETTLEMENTS AND HOW THIS NEW LAND TESTED THE EARLY SETTLERS. EUROPEAN FORK DANCES AND NATIVE AMERICAN DANCES ARE INTEGRATED IN THIS UNIT.

VISION OF A COUNTRY: THIS WORKSHOP INTEGRATED THE HISTORY, CUSTOMS, CULTURE, MANNERS, MUSIC AND DANCE FROM THE BEGINNING OF OUR COUNTRY. IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO AN IN-DEPTH PERIOD STUDY AND ISOLATE PRESIDENTS OR DEAL WITH HISTORICAL PERIODS OF WAR AND CONFLICTS. THIS SERIES CAN CULMINATE WITH A SCHOOL PERFORMANCE.

AMERICANA WORKSHOP: THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO COVER THE HISTORY OF DANCE AS IT HAS EVOLVED IN THIS COUNTRY. THE PROGRAM IS DEDICATED TO AMERICAN MUSIC FROM 1900 ON AND THE DANCE STYLES OF JAZZ, TAP, MODERN, THEATER AND MUSICAL COMEDY.

JAZZ PROGRESSION THROUGH TIME: THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS WORKSHOP IS TO INTEGRATE OUR NATIONS AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY WITH THE CHANGING MUSIC, MOOD AND MOVEMENT FROM THE DECADES 1860 TO PRESENT DAY. THIS WORKSHOP CAN BE DONE IN ITS ENTIRETY OR BY INDIVIDUAL TIME PERIODS.

INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST: THIS PROGRAM INTERWEAVES NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS, CUSTOMS, MUSIC AND MOVEMENT OF THE SOUTHWESTERN TRIBES.

HAWAII: THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS WORKSHOP IS TO MERGE HAWAII ’S HISTORY, MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR THE STUDENTS.

READ, WRITE AND MOVE: IS A LITERARY ARTS UNIT WHICH USES THE BIO-POEM TO ACTIVATE THE MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES. STUDENTS SELECT THEIR FOCUS, READ AND THEN CREATE A BIO-POEM WHICH IS SET IN MOTION TO MUSIC.

SCIENCE – BASED WORKSHOPS: 

MOVEMENT – THE BODY AND THE MIND: THE OBJECTIVE OF THE HANDS ON WORKSHOP IS TO BUILD CONCENTRATION, FLEXIBILITY AND LISTENING SKILLS.

EXERCISE AND FLEXIBILITY — WHY?: THIS WORKSHOP CREATES A MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES THAT DEALS WITH BODY SCIENCE, GENERAL CO-ORDINATION, AND BODY CONTROL FOR YOUNG ATHLETES. SUBJECTS SUCH AS NUTRITION, BONES, MUSCLES, AND BODY ORGANS ARE ADDRESSED TO CREATE A BETTER BODY AWARENESS.

NEWTON – THE PHYSICS OF MOVEMENT: USING NEWTON ’S LAWS OF MOTION, THE STUDENTS WILL PHYSICALLY REINFORCE MOTION, INERTIA, WEIGHT AND BALANCE.

REUSE AND RECYCLE: IS A HISTORICAL TO POP – FUN WAY FOR STUDENTS TO CONSIDER THE CONCEPTS OF RECYCLING IN THEIR LIVES. THE UNIT FIRST TEACHES THE VIRGINIA REEL, WHICH WAS PERFORMED DURING THE COLONIAL PERIOD. THEN THE MUSIC AND MOOD HUMP TO THE 90S AND THE STEPS TAKE A TOTALLY NEW LOOK.

CREEPING, CRAWLING CREATURES: THIS ELEMENTARY UNIT IS PERFECT FOR THE SPRING. MOVEMENT AND POETRY WILL ENHANCE AN INSECT UNIT AND REINFORCE A CHILD’S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES.

HABITAT: HABITAT IS ANOTHER ELEMENTARY UNIT THAT TEACHES THE SCIENCE OF THE NUMEROUS HABITATS AROUND PLANET EARTH. SPECIFIC UNITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE OCEAN, FOREST , DESERT, GRASS LANDS AND RAINFOREST.

MAN’S RACE TO THE MOON: INCORPORATES THE BASIC MOVEMENT SKILLS IN DANCE WITH MUSIC AND POETRY TO EXPAND THE STUDENTS KNOWLEDGE OF THE MERCURY, GEMINI AND APOLLO MISSIONS.

OUR SOLAR SYSTEM: INCORPORATE THE BASIC MOVEMENT SKILLS OF DANCE WITH MUSIC AND POETRY TO EXPAND THE STUDENTS BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUN AND THE PLANETS.

MUSIC, MIME AND DANCE: IS A LIGHT HEARTED LECTURE/PERFORMANCE FOR AN ENTIRE STUDENT BODY. THE PERFORMANCE SHOWS STUDENTS HOW MUSIC, MIME AND DANCE MERGE IN THE CREATION OF A STORYBOOK BALLET.

EACH SCHOOL’S INDIVIDUAL NEEDS CAN BE ADDRESSED WITH MOVEMENT AND INTEGRATED CURRICULUM.

FOR INQUIRIES OR TO SCHEDULE YOUR SCHOOL FOR WORKSHOPS OR RESIDENCIES, PHONE GRACE LUTTRELL NANAVATI AT (217) 522-9064.

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