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Bounce, wiggle, tap, and wave! Music, dancing, props and storytelling will delight both child and caregiver while everyone discovers new ways to move and play! (Currently unavailable. Contact studio.)See Schedule
Dancers will explore the use of space, musicality, and quality of movement while developing strength and flexibility. They will learn modern dance technique through warm ups, center work, floor work and traveling steps. Improvisation and choreographic skills are a main focus in this class. This class is open to all levels.See Schedule
(Currently unavailable. Contact studio.) Dancers will learn ballet technique at an age appropriate level, with a strong focus on correct terminology, alignment, and movement quality. The class will follow a formal ballet class format, with the addition of the opportunity to create and perform movement sequences at the end of class.See Schedule
Dancers will explore a range of hip-hop styles employing elements of space, time, force and body. They will develop self-expression as they engage in choreographed and improvisational activities.See Schedule
Local Motion Project and UpCycle come together for Art In Motion, a week of visual art and creative dance making! Children will learn about artists and incorporate materials and processes in their own way. After exploring the elements of dance, children will use their visual arts experiences as inspiration to create original choreography. Our week will culminate in an art show and dance performance for friends and family.Register for Summer Camp Here
Dance education provides experiential learning opportunities for students and teachers to connect curricula to the outside world. In our creative dance classes, dance is defined not as sport or entertainment but as artistic expression. Students develop dance technique and a creative voice simultaneously.
Creative dance is an art form in which the medium is the human body. The basic elements of all dance are body, action, space, time, and energy. Understanding and using these five elements in a creative dance setting can open up a range of imaginative possibilities. Creative dance gives children opportunities to move in new ways and helps them learn that there can be more than one solution to a question, a problem, or a task.
Mount Vernon Community School – Dance Integration Residency, integrating dance with social studies and science in grades K, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
River Farm School – Creative Dance Residency
Students will participate in active, engaging lessons that connect creative dance with another content area and meet mutually reinforcing objectives in both. Learning comes alive and true understanding is developed in both areas. Teaching artists work with classroom teachers to develop lessons based on classroom content. Professional development is built into the program as teachers participate alongside their students.
This program gives students the opportunity to experience dance classes within their school day. Students will participate in creative movement or modern dance classes which include choreography or improvisation in every lesson. Our teaching artists use the National Core Arts Standards for Dance as a guide for developing meaningful and age-appropriate lessons.
In our experiential sessions, teachers will be introduced to dance concepts and how they can be integrated with any curriculum area to provide deeper learning opportunities. Teachers will develop tools for creating controlled classroom environments in which students can explore movement in a safe and productive manner. Through active participation and colleague collaboration, teachers will come away with standards-based dance activities that can be easily and immediately integrated into any class or content area.
It was wonderful to see how active and engaged the students were, especially my shy and more reserved students. There were techniques I could apply in my everyday instruction. The students worked cooperatively to apply dance movements to create a group Solar System dance. It was amazing to see the students apply their science learning in such a creative way, and they had so much fun! --Ms. Pittman 4th grade, Mt. Vernon Community School
Scheduling, cost, and length of residency will be developed between Local Motion Project and your school.
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Local Motion Studio’s program embraced everything I wanted for my daughter – the space to be creative, to use her imagination, and learn to channel her emotional self through movement. She has developed the confidence to perform and express stories she creates herself through dance and movement.
Thanks, for all that you do to instill a love of movement in our children!
I’m so grateful that I found your studio. The best part of [my daughter’s] week has been her dance class. I feel as if the two of you embrace the values and ideals that I subscribe to and I’m so appreciative that a tiny bit of those values are being passed on to my child through your classes.
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