Duration: 60 minutes per session, 2 Days Minimum
Special Requirements: Teaching artist will supply any materials needed. Classroom space with some furniture moved aside, gym or auditorium.
Fee: $125.00 per hour
Heather Pike and Lauren Youngman are dance educators who have over 15 years experience teaching movement classes to children of all abilities in arts integrated settings. They have worked as teaching artists for the Carolina Ballet in residencies for both Title 1 and Special Education Pre K Classrooms as well as the Wake Co. Reading to Achieve Camps and the United Arts Council Artists in Schools program. Studio experience includes Arts Together, ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studio and Barriskill Dance. Recently, Lauren became a Fellow for A+ schools and Heather has been accepted into the MA in dance education program at UNCG. Together they have also conducted several professional development workshops, including presentations for A+ schools, ArtsR4life and Arts Access Inc.
ARTS-CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: LITERACY, DANCE/MOVEMENT
DESCRIPTION: Learning through Stories in Motion will give students of all abilities the opportunity to connect literacy skills with movement. Meaningful, arts-integrated lessons are created that enhance teachers’ literacy instruction and foster literacy skills in students. We can customize the residency to include literature chosen by the teacher or we can provide the content ourselves. One popular choice is the book How Do You Dance? by Thyra Heder, a diverse story full of important SEL themes. Lessons are aligned with Common Core Language Arts state standards and NC Essential Standards for Dance. Movement is a powerful learning tool in the classroom!
Max Participants: 25