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

KINETIKids One Day Workshops

Program description

NOTE:  This program is also available via ZOOM during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your teachers and students will engage in a learning experience like no other.

Choose a grade level or focus group, (up to six 45 minute classes for the day).   Choose a curriculum area. Together we will design a single lesson plan that will teach your students how to choreograph a dance that demonstrates the concepts of the chosen academic curriculum goal.

It’s fun, easy and reinforces your teaching goals, while developing teamworks skills, social skills, motor skills, kinesthetic learning skills and creative problem solving skills.

Booking / scheduling contact

Martha Connerton

   704) 338-1533

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin: Other
Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Residency, Workshop
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Kindergarten
Subject: Dance, Engineering, English, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:


Available times:

School Hours or After School

Length of program: 60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Room free of furniture (classroom, multi room, gym) No other activities going on in the space at same time


School or Community Center

Fees / Ticketing:

In Charlotte Area
One day of KINETIKids workshops
4-6 classes per day: $550  or    1-3 classes per day:  $350



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.