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Pamela Norris (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

  • Cooperation and collaboration, body and spacial awareness, listening and observational skills through dance, movement and music-based activities.
  • All cultures have music and dance, and experiencing movement and its accompanying music from other places enhances understanding of other cultures.
  • To express their feelings through dance. Students will discover a creative outlet for communicating and expressing their problems, desires, and dreams.

BIO

I am passionate about infusing students with joy in movement through residencies that integrate movement with literacy and science.

 

Communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity-skills for the 21st Century are present in all programs.

DISCIPLINES

Dance,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Movin’: Rehearsing Life Skills through Dance Grades K-5

  • Elements of Movement (time, space, force)
  • Personal, general, negative space
  • Rhythms
  • Mime
  • Shapes
  • Leading/copying
  • Collaboration-small group
  • Communication with bodies
  • Choreography
  • Improvisation

 

Words in Motion Grades 3-5

  • Elements of Movement (time, space, force)
  • Space (personal, general)
  • Word meaning/vocabulary
  • Prosody
  • Choreography
  • Mime
  • Performance skills
  • Collaboration-small group
  • Communication with bodies

 

Middle Eastern Drumming & Dancing

  • Drum rhythms
  • Dance combinations
  • Listening
  • Call & response
  • Leading & copying
  • Collaboration
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Appreciation of music & movement from another culture

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Literacy

  • Expressing words through movement and emotions
  • Personalizing words through movement
  • Acting out stories or historical events through mime

 

Science

  • Movement activities to better understand science concepts (kinetic/potential energy, gravity, rotation, water cycle, metamorphosis, etc.)

 

21st Century Skills

  • Communication with bodies
  • Collaborative choreography-small group
  • Problem solving through movement exploration activities-individual/small group
  • Creation of movement pieces
  • Perseverance to complete and perform movement pieces

 

Oregon Content Standards

  • Word meaning
  • Understanding of scientific concepts
  • Create, perform, critique
  • Develop social skills

FEE INFO

Residencies: $78 per session

Workshops: $100 per session
Planning, Prep, & Reflection Meetings: $78 per session
Mileage: $.55 per mile from East County
Drum rental fee

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

(503) 225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

http://ya-or.org/

REFERENCES

Rebecca Pratt

Program Director

wbprograms@yahoo.com

503-691-6132

Willowbrook Arts Camp, Tualatin, OR

Jessica West

3rd grade Teacher

jessica_west@beaverton.k12.or.us

503-672-3530

Fir Grove School, Beaverton, OR

3rd

Joanne Ellington

3rd grade Teacher

joanne_ellington@beaverton.k12.or.us

503-672-3530

Nancy Ryles School, Beaverton, OR

3rd


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