A holistic dance program for 1st – 3rd graders
Wednesdays, 3:45 – 5:00pm
January 18th – June 7th
In addition to these weekly classes, this group will meet one Saturday/month from 1 – 3pm for community building, field trips, dancing parties and rehearsals with the two other classes that make up Awesome Art in Motion.
Saturday dates are: 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15 and 5/20.
Other important dates: Thursday June 1st, 3:45 – 6:00 will be our technical rehearsal at the Shea Theater. Sunday June 4th, 10am – 4pm will be our dress rehearsal followed by a 2pm Performance at the Shea Theater.
There will be no Wednesday classes on 2/22 and 4/19
This program is a place for kids to come together to be themselves and to learn to love and care for themselves and each other; with dance and the body as central to what we do together.
The Awesome Art in Motion curriculum weaves together improvisational dance, concert dance techniques, social dance, somatic movement, mindfulness, and student-led art making.
The curriculum is divided into the following units:
- How do YOU dance? What is Dance and Where do we Locate Ourselves?
- Dancing from the Inside Out: Mindful Movement and Somatic Body Education
- Dancing in Community, Dancing Together: Social Dance Practices
- Concert Dance Techniques and Dance Making
Each unit includes a creative project (often student choreography), and an opportunity to share that project with the wider community. The program ends with a staged production of student choreography in the spring.
*Usually Awesome Art in Motion classes run from Sept – June. Because this class is beginning in January, our units will be shorter and the opportunities for sharing with the public will be focused on the spring performance.
The name Awesome Art in Motion was chosen by the first members of the group back in 2014!
The cost for this program is a sliding scale of $270 – $555. Payments may be made monthly, seasonally or in full. Barter options and scholarships are available.