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Susan Hartley

Susan Hartley

Susan Hartley honors the foundation that the arts are central to teaching and learning. Collaboration, integration, engagement, challenge, and celebration are key components to a student’s successful learning experience. Susan, a 40-year veteran dance educator holds NC licensure, a BA in Dramatic

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Infinite Curricular Connections through Dance


Program Description

Students will create dance experiences that are uniquely designed to introduce a unit of study, assist in understanding material, or expand beyond the goals of the curriculum. Through this interdisciplinary approach, students will enhance and compliment what they are studying in the classroom and acquire a deeper and broader understanding of the subject matter. Workshops are designed to meet NC


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Dance, English, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Length of :Program PreK/K 30 min, 1st -12th 1-2 hours, negotiable
Space / technical requirements:

A clean, open space to safely facilitate movement, wall space to hang visuals. A CD or iPod sound system, whiteboard, or Smartboard, classroom teacher present and sharing in learning/teaching experience.




Fees / Ticketing:

Student Workshops $100/hour

Professional Development $100/hour

Multiple day residencies custom designed for your unique course of study needs and budget.


NC Standard Course of Study:

   R3: Analyze how and why individuals, events, ideas develop and interact (Students develop movements relating to words, ideas, imagery, cadence, etc. and collaborate in the creation of dance phrases.)
   R7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and text, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words (Students interpret poetry and thematic material, imagery, comprehension of various content through dance and choreography.)
  1L and L2: Demonstrate the command of grammar and usage, capitalization, punctuation and spelling (Students create accurate yet creative representations of these conventions through movement.)
   MP4: Model with mathematics (Students demonstrate counting and cardinality, geometry, and fractions within their choreography.)

NC Essential Standards:

   NC Essential Arts Standard: C.1 CONNECTING Strand: applying knowledge of dance in relation to history, culture, heritage, other content areas, ideas, skills and life-long learning. The learner will make connections between dance and other content areas. (Students draw from assigned content areas to create movements, phrases and dance.)
   SCIENCE 5.P.1: Understand force, motion and the relationship between them, 2.E.1: Understand patterns of weather and factors that affect weather 8.E.2: Understand the history of Earth and its life forms based on evidence of change recorded in fossil records and landforms. (Students create choreography representing balance/counterbalance, gravity, momentum, weather, rock cycles, life cycles of plants/butterflies, solids/liquids/gases, sound waves, rotation/revolution, solar system, skeletal/muscular/nervous system, simple machines, Newton’s Laws of Motion.)
   SOCIAL STUDIES 6.C.1: Explain how the behavior and practices of individuals and groups influenced societies, civilizations and regions (Students learn and perform authentic dances from countries around the world relate to social reasoning)   


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: 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
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


Liz Droessler, Arts Education Supervisor

Michael Armstrong, Principal

Wendy Pineda, PreK-8 Cultural Arts Representative

Cancellation Policy

 Notification ASAP from either party to allow for rescheduling