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Dance Joy Connection (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

  • Students discover the join of dance (solo dance, folk dance, partner dance, team dancing) to build self-confidence and mutual respect.
  • Students acquire skills in math, music, etiquette, cooperation and safety.
  • Student develop spacial awareness, improved motor skills, posture, a sense of physical presence and poise to boost their self-esteem.

BIO

Our mission: To preserve and promote the art of dance, sharing traditions, music and cultural history from around the world.  Our program inspires students to discover the joy of dance.  Dance Joy Connection focuses on improving group dynamics and elevating social interactions as much as they teach dance technique. Dance and fun are the tools, but responsibility, respect and cooperation are the results.

 

Young Audiences teaching artists are committed to inspiring the imaginations of young people and have strategies for working with the complexities of school environments. Through a variety of ongoing professional development opportunities and a multi-faceted evaluation system, as well as through their experience with students and educators, Young Audiences teaching artists are continually growing as teachers and as artists.

DISCIPLINES

Dance,Music,Theater,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,6-8,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Conversational, Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Each residency is uniquely designed in collaboration with classroom teachers to discover individual and collective goals and discern the best way to support the success of their students and their school. We use arts integration, showing natural and significant connections between our art form of dance and content areas.

 

K-12 Understanding World Cultures through Dance

Students enrich their knowledge in math, music, history, geography and cultural traditions by learning dances from countries around the world.  This journey of cultural discovery through dance will bring delight and community connection to the classroom.  Choose from many dance style options and witness a transformation in your classroom community for more connection and joy via the art forms of music and dance.

 

K-12    You Can Dance Like the Stars with Ballroom, Latin & Swing!

Students discover the joy of partner dance, building self-confidence and mutual respect, while acquiring important skills in social etiquette. Witness a transformation in the classroom as students learn to interact as “Ladies and Gentleman.” Students develop a sense of pride, physical presence and poise, as they master the steps and conquer their fears of dancing with their classmates of the opposite gender. Choose from seven dance styles, an opportunity to explore a variety of music, cultural histories and geographies, allowing for natural tie-ins and significant connections to your classroom curriculum.

 

K-8     Math & Music + Physics & Movement = Dance

Partner dancing can help students grasp concepts of geometry, symmetry, patterns and sequence, energy transfer and motion, while simultaneously developing both left and right sides of the brain. Connections to curriculum include skills in mapping, geometry in the Waltz, sequences in Merengue, fractions with Cha-Cha and symmetry in Swing. This innovative exploration of teamwork and discovery will be a fun and memorable way to obtain, and retain, those important mathematical concepts.

 

3-12   International Folk Dance: Exploring History, Geography & Cultures

Students enrich their knowledge in history, geography and cultural traditions by learning and demonstrating international folk dances. Choose from dances such as the French Polka, German Waltz, Chinese Fan Dance, Russian Kadril, American Swing, Cuban Salsa and more. This fascinating journey of cultural discovery through dance will bring great delight and community connection to the classroom.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

History & Culture (Dance is connected to history and culture throughout the ages and around the world)

Math & Science (shapes & sequencing)

Literature (stories & poetry, journal writing)

Language Arts (dance as a universal language, communication)

Multi-Media & Visual Arts

Physical Education (healthy activity/social engagement/physiological well-being of movement and music)

Social Studies/Geography (Dance across the globe)

Test taking & Job interviewing (posture, higher self esteem, empowerment, greater courage & confidence)

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Space adequate for movement. Can adjust when necessary. Prefer a wood floor, but carpet is okay.

 

Travel: I drive and am available for residencies more than 15 miles outside of Portland.

 

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

 

Supplies: Name tags are greatly appreciated and I ask the teachers to provide them for the full length of the residency so I can know the first name of each student at a glance and have the opportunity to learn their names! 🙂

 

Technology: Speakers, Microphone, We have our own sound system and speakers but are also happy to not bring them (less to carry) and use the schools sound and microphone whenever it is available to us.

FEE INFO

Residency Session:  $120/session

Planning & Prep:  $65/hour

Travel Costs: Artist may charge for travel costs based on site location.

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/

https://www.dancewithjoystudios.com

REFERENCES

Jane Harold

Teacher

jharold@pps.k12.or.us

James John Elementary School

5th

Doug Bridge

Teacher

bridged@nclack.k12.or.us

503-353-5660

Lot Whitcomb Elementary

5th

Kelly Sorg

Teacher

ksorg@pps.net

971-235-5944

Metropolitan Learning Cetner

7th & 8th grade


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