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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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Designed to Move


Program Description

Designed to Move is a 3-5 day in-person OR virtual professional development residency for classroom teachers led by dance educator and seasoned teaching artist, Sarah Council. Program participants will acquire a variety of accessible arts integration strategies that offer easy ways to explore curriculum areas through dance and get their students moving! Working together in-person or virtually


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development, Residency, Virtual/Online Program, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Subject: Dance, Engineering, English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Other, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population Served Teachers
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September through May

Available times:

School hours

Length of :Program 50 min per session
Space / technical requirements:

Multipurpose room or classroom with desks pushed to the side so participants can have space to move freely. If the virtual option is selected, access to a large screen or smart board is also required.



Fees / Ticketing:

3-5 day residency = $900 – $1200


NC Standard Course of Study:

W 5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

(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.

(participants will develop these collaborative team building skills while creating duets and small group dances)

NC Essential Standards:

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.


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


Kathryn Bentley – (704)-713-1011
Educator, Administrator
Former Director of North Carolina Wolf Trap

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.