Martha Connerton / Kinetic Works

Martha Connerton / Kinetic Works

MARTHA CONNERTON Director of Kinetic Works Dance, has performed with ballet and modern dance companies in New York, Minneapolis, Louisville, Seattle and toured internationally.  She has choreographed over 80 works for ballet, modern dance, opera, musical theater, film, TV, commercials and

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KINETIKids Artist Residencies


Program description

KINETIKids Artist Residencies are for schools who wish to deepen the connections between academic and arts curriculum by having an artist in residence for a week or more.                (Note: We also offer 1-day KinetiKids Workshops, see WORKSHOPS section)

A KINETIKIDS residency includes planning with a school team of teachers to establish learning objectives, classroom sessions with


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Program Detail

Program type: Residency
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Dance, Engineering, English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies / History, Technology
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September through May

Available times:

School hours

Length of program: 45-55 min.
Space / technical requirements:

Multipurpose room or classroom free of furniture where students can spread out and move.


Schools, community centers, etc.

Fees / Ticketing:

1-Week KINETIKids Artist Residencies
(One grade level of 4 classes/5 days or 5 classes/4 days)
One week $950

Outside Charlotte (lodging/travel included)
One week $1650

Note: We also offer 1-Day KINETIKids Workshops, see Workshop section.

Fee: Up to six classes: $300-550.



NC Standard Course of Study:

R7 – Integrate and evaluate content in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. 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. L6 – Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independent in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

NC Essential Standards:

From the Arts Education, Dance K-8 Standards (all grade levels): CP.1 – Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images. CP.2 – Understand how to use performance values (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus, and etiquette) to enhance dance performance. DM.1 – Understand how to use movement skills in dance.  


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
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Julia Mastropaolo, United Arts Council Raleigh/Wake Council

Alana Adams, Arts Center of the Coastal Carolinas, Hilton Head.

Christopher Crabb,  Mossy Oaks Elementary and Beaufort Middle School,  SC.

Eve Wallingford, Palemetto State Arts Education,,

Cancellation Policy

One month written notice required for full refund.

Two weeks notice for 50% refund

Weather or other emergencies, a makeup date will be arranged if possible, or a settlement will be negotiated.