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
NOTE: We are offering Teacher Workshops in person for the 2022-23 school year.
KINETICWORKShops are a professional development opportunity that will have your teachers dancing through the hallways.
Two hour or Full day sessions are available for after school or workdays. Martha Connerton leads the group through sample lessons that teachers can use to teach Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies. Infusing the curriculum with creative movement.
Teachers then have time to break out in grade level groups and plan lessons of their own.
School Days, Work Days or Weekends
Multipurpose room or classroom free of furniture so participants and move about freely. 1 Table for materials and several chairs needed for those who can’t sit on the floor.
Schools, Community Centers, Libraries
2 hours $500. 3 hours. $600. 4 hours $800.
Full or Multiple Day Workshops negotiable
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.
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.
Two weeks written notice or full payment of fee will be required.
Weather or other emergencies, a make up date will be arranged.