Sarah Council Dance Projects

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 Lifecycles


Program description

Dancing Lifecycles is a 3-5 day STEM focused creative dance residency for grades k-5 that explores the lifecycles of plant life, animal life or weather through movement and dance making. Directed by dance educator and choreographer, Sarah Council, students will focus on one of the categories listed above observing stages of growth, development and change; then respond by creating small group


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Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Dance, Language Arts, Literacy, Science
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September through May

Available times:

School Hours

Length of program: 50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Multipurpose room or classroom with desks pushed to the side so students can have space to move freely.



Fees / Ticketing:

3-5 day residency = $900 per classroom


NC Standard Course of Study:

R 6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and styles of a text.
(Dancing Lifecycles participants will assess how endeavoring to create movement inspired by science themes 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 lifecycles 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 Lifecycles participants will develop collaborative team building skills while creating duets and small group dances.)

NC Essential Standards:

NC Essential Standards
Science K-5

2.E.1 Understand patterns of weather and factors that affect weather.

2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles

Dance K-8

CP.1 Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images.


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
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes



Karen Curlee-(646)-522-6918
Co-director of Together in Dance, New York, NY

Diane Clark- (270)-841-0827
classroom teacher, Grapevine Elementary, Madisonville KY

Jennifer Walker-(904)-571-5599
Dance professor, Episcopal school of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Fl

Cancellation Policy

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.