We are dedicated to providing professional development for dance educators and classroom teachers. We both facilitate workshops and bring in guest teachers to expand your educator toolbox.
Co-Artistic Directors, Sara Lavan and Kylie Murray, have presented workshops for The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Arena Stage, National Dance Education Organization, Alexandria City Public Schools, Plunge New Mexico Arts Integration
Bring Dance Integration Professional Development to Your Teachers
Dance integration is an approach to teaching in which students learn to demonstrate understanding of classroom curriculum through dance-making. In this approach, lessons are aligned with VA Standards of Learning in any subject and in dance.
Our half-day workshop will allow your teachers to actively experience the benefits of dance integration and witness the potential for student growth when classroom content is partnered with dance. Through active participation and colleague collaboration, this training will provide teachers with concrete tools and repeatable methods to engage all students, including English Learners and those with special needs, in creative and collaborative learning. The methods shared in the workshop can be easily and immediately integrated into any class or content area.
Funding for this program for the 2021-22 school year is graciously provided by an Arts in Education grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
To learn more, contact Kylie Murray at email@example.com.
Previous Workshop Topics:
“Beyond Brain Breaks – An Introduction to Dance Integration”
“Inspired Teaching: Early Childhood Dance, Parts 1 and 2”
“Expressions of Weather Phenomena Through Dance Making”
“Move/Speak: Perspectives in Motion”
Looking to bring professional development to your educators? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Workshops Facilitated by Guest Teachers:
“Making Moves: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action” by Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown
“Pelvic Power for Core Integration” by Eric Franklin
“Creative Movement for Early Childhood” by Deborah Damast
“Circus Yoga” by Erin Maile O’Keefe