Sarah Council Dance Projects

Sarah Council Dance Projects

Sarah Council is a contemporary modern dance choreographer and teaching artist. She is the artistic director of Sarah Council Dance Projects (SCDP); a dance company founded in 2007. SCDP has performed and taught extensively though out New York City and the east coast region. In 2014, Council,

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Designed to Move


Program description

Designed to Move is a 3-5 day professional development residency for classroom teachers led by dance educator and seasoned teaching artist, Sarah Council. Program participants will acquire a variety of accessible arts integration strategies that offer easy ways to explore curriculum areas through dance and get their students moving! Teachers will work together to incorporate these strategies as


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Subject: Dance, Engineering, English, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Other, Science, Social Studies / History, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September through May

Available times:

School time

Length of program: 50 min per session
Space / technical requirements:

Multipurpose room, classroom or meeting room with movable furniture.



Fees / Ticketing:

3-5 day residency = $900


NC Standard Course of Study:

 W 5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
(Designed to Move participants will apply this same process of creating and revising in dance-making and lesson planning; working individually and in collaboration)

SL1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
(Designed to Move participants will develop collaborative team building skills while designing arts integrated lesson plans, presenting them to one another and offering feedback.)

R 4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
(Designed to Move participants will interpret movement phrases, determining meaning and analyzing how specific movement choices and the application of dance concepts, [i.e.: shape, time, space, and force] shape meaning and tone.)

NC Essential Standards:

DM.1 Understand how to use movement skills in dance

CP.1 Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images.

K.R.1 Use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance.

CP.2 Understand how to use performance values (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus, and etiquette) to enhance dance performance.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes



Karen Curlee-(646)-522-6918
Together in Dance, New York, NY

Diane Clark- (270)-841-0827
classroom teacher,
Grapevine Elementary, Madisonville KY

Jennifer Walker-(904)-571-5599
Dance professor
Episcopal school of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Fl

Cancellation Policy

50% of the total engagement fee if cancelling within 30 days of the booking

100% of the total engagement fee if cancelling within 7 days of the booking

In case of inclement weather or other unforeseen situations SCDP will work with the school to reschedule residency activities.