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 Story

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Program description

Dancing the Story is a 3-5 day creative dance residency for grades k-5 that explores a work of children’s literature through movement and dance making. Directed by dance educator and choreographer, Sarah Council, students will consider popular children’s stories and create dances inspired by the stories’ themes, images and literary form.

Over the course of this residency students will:

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Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Dance, English, Language Arts, Literacy
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September through May

Available times:

school hours

Length of program: 50 minutes per session
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 day residency = $900 per classroom

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

R 2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. (Dancing the Story participants will determine the central themes and sequence the main events of a work of children’s literature. These observations will serve as the framework for dance-making.)

W 5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Dancing the Story participants will apply this same process of creating and revising in dance-making; 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. (Dancing the Story participants will develop collaborative team building skills while creating duets and small group dances inspired by a work of children’s literature.)

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

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.