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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Move, Innovate and Collaborate


Program description

Move, Innovate and Collaborate, is a 3-5 day creative dance residency for grades k-12 that engages students in an exploration of classroom curriculum through movement and dance-making. Directed by choreographer and dance educator, Sarah Council, students will have the opportunity to experience the joy of movement while participating in problem solving, self expression and collaboration. Working


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Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Dance, Engineering, English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September through May

Available times:

School hours

Length of program: 50 minutes per session
Space / technical requirements:

Multipurpose room or classroom free of furniture where students can spread out and move.



Fees / Ticketing:

3-5 day residency= $900 per classroom


NC Standard Course of Study:
 R 4 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.
(Move, Innovate and Collaborate participants will interpret movement phrases, determining meaning and analyzing how specific movement choices and the application of dance concepts, [i.e.: shape, time, space, and force] shape meaning and tone.) 

W 5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
(Move, Innovate and Collaborate 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.
(Move, Innovate and Collaborate participants will develop these collaborative team building skills while creating duets and small group site specific dances and improvisations.)

NC Essential Standards:

North Carolina Essential Standards
Dance K-8

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.


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
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.