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Caroline Oakley (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Students will:

  • Learn specific dance figures and their origins including:  reels, squares, play party games, mixers.
  • Learn historical content such as European and African cultural migration, Native American influences and Oregon Trail.
  • Spend time experiencing self-reflection and discovery through group question/answer.
  • Explore and discuss BIG IDEAS such as tolerance, self-control, respect, and compassion.

BIO

I am a fiddler, guitarist, and southern dance caller, working as a freelance musician, and raising sons. I most often teach traditional American community dancing with live music to relatively large groups of students (30-60).  I incorporate  geography, history, migration patterns, rhythm, singing and movement into my workshops. I emphasize critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration, and active learning/thinking.

DISCIPLINES

Dance,Music,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

  • ALL residencies are interactive, all participating, to live music.
  • One grade, mixed-age classrooms, and/or combined grade levels.
  • Single event or multiple-day, classroom workshops and residencies.
  • All-school assemblies.
  • Community-wide school events involving parents, extended family, etc.
  • Experience live music  and discuss the immediate and repercussive impacts of each dance, and social dancing in general.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

The most important skill that I want children to walk away from my workshops with is the ability to be compassionate and empathetic with one another. In order to walk away with that ability, they have to practice solving social problems with flexibility, compromise, and respect. This process involves many higher order thinking skills: critical thinking, persistence, communication and collaboration, and analyzing evidence

 

Curriculum Connections: Geography; History (Oregon history, cultural migration patterns; Music Literacy (rhythm, movement, and singing); Math (counting and spatial organization)

GALLERY

FEE INFO

Residency $145- 50 minutes with up to 70 students (double classes) to support two artists and thus live music.

Workshop $195- 50 minutes with up to 70 students (double classes) to support two artists and thus live music.

Performance $1,330 – 50 minute community square dance… a participatory experience with up to 250 people.
Planning meetings, prep hours and reflection meetings- $65 per hour

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

http://www.ya-or.org

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