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 multidisciplinary collaborations.  Martha has received grants and fellowships from numerous public agencies and private foundations.

Martha was a Teaching Artist for Lincoln Center Institute in New York (1989-1993). She served as Director of Education for North Carolina Dance Theatre and Director of DancePlace, the Official School of North Carolina Dance Theatre (1993-1996). She has been on the Arts Education touring rosters for North and South Carolina; Raleigh/Wake and Fayetteville/Cumberland County since 1993.  She is also a senior Teaching Artist for the Blumenthal Education Institute in Charlotte and is a member of the South Carolina Center for Art Education.

She formed Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works in 2000 which enabled her to expand her curriculum integration offerings from residencies to assembly performances.

KINETYX DANCE ENSEMBLE, an educational branch of Kinetic Works Dance is a 4-member modern dance ensemble that performs exclusively in schools, integrating dance with Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies.

KINETIKids Artist Residencies bring dance into the classroom, teaching core academics through the process of dancemaking.

KINETICWorkshops for Teachers bring Ms. Connerton to schools and conferences as a consultant/specialist in curriculum integration.

Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works is on the Arts Education and Touring Rosters for the North and South Carolina Arts Councils, United Arts Council of Raleigh/Wake County,  Durham Arts Council CAPS Program, Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County and the Carrboro, NC Arts Council.  The company receives annual artistic programming and educational grants from the NC Arts Council and the Arts and Science Council.


  1609 Nassau Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28205


704) 338-1533

704) 338-1533

Live KINETIKids Workshops with Follow-Up Performance Video: BEAT BOX BALLET!

Program description

LIVE! KINETIKids Workshops with Follow-Up Performance Video

Budget friendly with deep learning impact.

Fee:  $450 for 1-3 classes,  $650 for 4-5 classes (includes classroom handbook and video link)

Needs:  Classroom or multi-purpose room free of obstructions.  1 Table, 2-3 chairs, electrical outlets, dry erase board or chart paper on stand.

KINETIKids Workshops are designed to bring movement into the teaching of academic curriculum and aesthetic literacy.  Each one-day activity based workshop is paired with a corresponding performance video from Kinetic Works repertoire.  It also comes with a pdf handbook that includes dance vocabulary,  curriculum based activities and information about the performance.  You can print this and keep it in your media center for teachers to use forever.

Schools can choose from the workshop menu below and select the  grade level you want to participate.   Martha Connerton will conduct a one-hour workshop for up to five classes per day.  Upon booking the workshop you will receive a link to a related performance video.  It can be used as a follow up to enhance the workshop experience and to share with your entire school in your own time.

KINETIKids Workshops are in high demand throughout the Carolinas, largely due to the magic touch Ms. Connerton has with students, keeping them engaged at every moment through her unique classroom management skills.

5) Beat Box Ballet!: Learn some cools moves that combine ballet with street dance. Choreograph solos, duets, trios, quartets and a group dance.

Comes with a classroom workbook and link to the video of Martha Connerton’s creation for Charlotte Ballet 2: Saxy Thang, a lively ballet set to beat box sax tunes by Derek Brown.  Compatible with curriculum for grades 3-12.


Booking / scheduling contact


   704) 338-1533

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance, Multi-media, Music
Cultural Origin: Other
Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Residency, Workshop
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Teachers
Subject: Dance, Music
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Year Round

Available times:

School Day, After School, Weekends

Length of program: 45-50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Room free of furniture, Table, 2-3 chairs, Dry Erase Board or Chart Paper, Electrical Outlets


Schools, Community Centers, Libraries

Fees / Ticketing:

1-3 Classes.  $450

4-5 Classes. $650


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. R.1 – Use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance. C.1 – Understand cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections with dance.


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
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
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.