Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

Footworks has toured nationally and internationally since 1979, including taking part in a Smithsonian Institution tour of Japan, and performing as guest artists with “Riverdance” in London. The company has performed and taught in schools throughout Maryland and the United States since

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Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Traditional Dance

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Program description

Residency: Traditional music and dance is an activity that Footworks presents in a way that makes participation accessible and fun, creating an atmosphere that encourages self-expression and heightens self-esteem, where the student feels safe in exercising his or her own creativity. Residency workshops include learning percussive dance, singing, “hamboning,” and improvisational exercises.

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Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Music
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural
Subject: Dance, Music, Social Studies / History
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Availble year round, contingent on block booking of 2 days.

Space / technical requirements:

Gym, music room or classroom space cleared of desks and chairs for enough room for dance.

Location(s):

TBD

Fees / Ticketing:

Determined by the final residency schedule.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

 

R7 – Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively as well as in words.

 

 

SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively and orally.

 

 

L3 – Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

NC Essential Standards:

 

From the Social Studies K-2 Essential Standards:

 

 

This program connects to Social Studies for all grades and promotes understanding of the diversity of people in the local community (for example, 1.C.1).

 

 

From the Arts Education, Dance K-8 Standards:

 

 

The program connects to many of the NC Essential Standards for Dance, and especially fosters understanding of cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections. Additionally, the program encourages students to use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance (K-8.C.1, K-8.R.1).

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

References

Kurtis Donnelly, Program Director
Young Audiences Arts-for Learning Maryland
2601 N. Howard St. Suite 320
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-837-7577 x113
kurtis@yamd.org
 

Cancellation Policy

FOOTWORKS views every performance as a commitment; however, if the need arises to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, injury, inclement weather, FOOTWORKS will make every effort to give as much advance notice as possible. FOOTWORKS will reschedule when possible, and in a timely way, and will appreciate the same effort from the school.  Neither FOOTWORKS nor any representative of FOOTWORKS shall be liable for the FOOTWORKS’ failure to appear, present, or perform if such failure is caused or due to the physical disability or illness of more than 25% of  FOOTWORKS’ performers, acts or regulations of public authorities, labor difficulties, civil tumult, strike, epidemic, interruption or delay of transportation service, acts of God, or any cause beyond the control of FOOTWORKS or the school.