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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Dancing the Poem

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Program description

Dancing the Poem is a 3-5 day creative dance and poetry writing residency for grades K-12 that will engage students in an exploration of the poetic form through movement. Directed by dance educator and choreographer, Sarah Council and a special guest poet, students will discover that both poetry and dance are powerful modes of expression that utilize imagery, emotion, and rhythm.

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Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Literary Arts
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Dance, English, Language Arts, Literacy
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Teachers
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September through May

Available times:

school hours

Space / technical requirements:

Multipurpose room or classroom with desks pushed to the side so students can have space to move freely.

Location(s):

schools

Fees / Ticketing:

3-5 days residency = $900 per classroom

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

R4 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.
(Dancing the Poem will address this standard in two ways:

Students will interpret words and phrases found in poetry, analyzing how these choices shape meaning and tone. From these reflections, students will create movement phrases. Students then reflect upon the movement created, determining meaning and analyzing how movement choices and the application of dance concepts, [i.e.: shape, time, space, and force] shape meaning and tone.)

W4  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
(Dancing the Poem participants will produce an original work of poetry inspired by the dances they created and observed; being mindful of style, task and audience.)

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.
(Dancing the Poem, participants will develop collaborative team building skills while creating duets and small group dances.)

NC Essential Standards:
NC essential standards
Dance K-8

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.

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
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

PHOTOS

References

Karen Curlee-(646)-522-6918
Co-director of 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.