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 the Poem
Dancing the Poem is a 3-5 day in-person OR virtual creative dance and poetry writing residency for grades K-12 that will engage students in an exploration of the poetic form through movement. Working with dance educator and seasoned teaching artist, Sarah Council in-person or virtually via Zoom, students will discover that both poetry and dance are powerful modes of expression that utilize... View more
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
R4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
(Dancing the Poem will address this standard in two ways:
Students will interpret words and phrases found in poetry, analyzing how these choices shape meaning and tone. From these reflections, students will create movement phrases. Students then reflect upon the movement created, determining meaning and analyzing how movement choices and the application of dance concepts, [i.e.: shape, time, space, and force] shape meaning and tone.)
W4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
(Dancing the Poem participants will produce an original work of poetry inspired by the dances they created and observed; being mindful of style, task and audience.)
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 the Poem, participants will develop collaborative team building skills while creating duets and small group dances.)
DM.1 Understand how to use movement skills in dance.
CP.1 Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images.
K.R.1 Use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance.
CP.2 Understand how to use performance values (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus, and etiquette) to enhance dance performance.
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.