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 Histories is a 3-5 day in-person OR virtual creative dance residency for grades K-12 that studies a pivotal historical event through movement and collaborative dance making. Classroom teachers and teaching artist will work together identify an area of focus drawn from current classroom curriculum.
Over the course of this residency students will:
– Explore a moment in history,...
September through May
Multipurpose room or classroom with desks pushed to the side so students can have space to move freely. If the virtual option is selected, access to a large screen or smart board is also required.
3-5 day residency = $900 – $1200 per classroom
R 6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and styles of a text.
(Dancing Histories participants will assess how endeavoring to create movement inspired by a historical event influences the content and visual style of the dance.)
W 5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Dancing Histories 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 Histories participants will develop collaborative team building skills while creating duets and small group dances.)
NC Essential Standards
Social Studies K-8
1.H.1 Understand that history tells a story of how people and events changed society over time.
3.H.2 Use historical thinking skills to understand the context of events, people and places.
CP.1 Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images.
Kathryn Bentley – (704)-713-1011
Former Director of North Carolina Wolf Trap
Co-director of Together in Dance, New York, NY
Diane Clark- (270)-841-0827
classroom teacher, Grapevine Elementary, Madisonville KY
Dance professor, Episcopal school of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Fl
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.