Move, Create and Collaborate
Move, Create and Collaborate, is a 3–5-day arts integrated, in-person OR virtual creative dance residency for grades k-12 that engages students in an exploration of classroom curriculum through movement and dance-making.
Facilitated by choreographer and dance educator, Sarah Council, students will have the opportunity to experience the joy of movement while participating in problem solving, self-expression and collaboration.
Working in-person OR together over zoom or any other school-preferred online conferencing platform, students will create choreography that explores a curriculum area selected by classroom teachers such as science, math, language arts or social studies. Educators will work closely with teaching artists to create custom content for their classes. The program will also include a collaborative planning meeting between the teaching artist and classroom teachers before the residency begins to identify objectives. This program will meet for a total of 3-5 days. The exact residency duration, schedule and format can be determined to meet the needs of each individual school.
Move, create and Collaborate aims to provides a rich immersive arts experience for all participants and offers educators accessible arts integration strategies they can use with their students right now and for years to come!
Over the course of this residency students will:
– Consider an area of classroom curriculum identified by classroom teacher (math, science, social studies, or language arts).
– Experience how these ideas can be explored through movement utilizing the elements of dance (shape, time, space and quality).
– Work independently and collaboratively to create original choreography inspired by these explorations.
– Perform and observe these small group dances in an informal classroom sharing.
Move Innovate and Collaborate aligns with the following Arts and Science Council’s funding priority area: Developing Third Grade Reading Skills (phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary development and comprehension).