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Disability Art and Culture Project

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Dance combines the experience of movement with the artistry of expression. It is a powerful tool in learning as students are able to problem solve, express feelings and ideas, and accept and value individual differences. Through dance and movement, students gain an awareness of their own culture and others’ and gain increased self-esteem and self-awareness.

 

Students are engaged in creating movement using their imagination in relationship to the curriculum.

 

Movement is adapted for all bodies and minds.  No one needs to do the movements exactly alike.  Small and quiet movements can be just as interesting as those that are big and bold.

 

Students will build dances together with the expectation that every student contributes an idea. This reinforces group work and supports individual voice.

 

Students will perform for each other and build their observational skills as audiences members, commenting on what they see, feel, and learn.

BIO

Disability Art and Culture Project utilizes dance to deepen our understanding of our world and of our individual selves. Dance offers the benefits of physical activity and critical thinking and expands creative learning for students. Residency sessions will draw from curriculum such as Brain-Compatible Dance Education and DanceAbility with a broader emphasis on dance concepts and movement skills to enhance the learning process through brain and body connections. A conceptual framework for dance creates a nurturing and trusting environment, accommodates all body types and levels, and provides a positive and successful movement experience.

DISCIPLINES

Dance,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Movement as Description: Students use movement as a descriptive method for demonstrating learning of specific curriculum content such as: the water cycle, the theme of a poem or other literary text, the meaning or spelling of vocabulary with movement words; or the main ideas to a historical event.

 

Site-Specific Dance: Students can create a site specific dance video in an area within or around the school such as the garden, the recycling area, the playground, or student art display.

Dance to Understand Differences
: Using dance to learn about disability history, art and culture (e.g. disability rights movement, past and present leaders in the disability community; poetry, art, dance and age-appropriate fiction about people with disabilities).

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Creating choreography is like a story. Students use movement to interpret and communicate a lesson which not only reinforces what they have learned but expands their interpretation and meaning of the subject so it can be applied to other disciplines. Dance enhances curriculum connections through creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Students transfer a subject from words to their bodies and create movement that supports what they have already learned in the classroom.

GALLERY

FEE INFO

Fee is $60 per 50-minute classroom session and per preparation hour (approx. 2 to 4 hours depending on complexity of the residency). Fees for planning & reflection meetings with school team are also $60 per hour-long meeting.

Supplies and equipment:  Most residencies will not require supplies or equipment fees with some exceptions such as simple costumes (or classroom made costumes), props, or rental of video camera equipment.

Mileage will be based on the current IRS rate.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

https://www.dacphome.org

REFERENCES

Ann Esteve

Learning Specialist

esteve1515@msn.com

503-475-7997 (cell), 503-916-5160 (work)

Grant High School

9 - 12

Deanne Nelson

Speech Language Pathologist

503-656-6564

Gladstone School District/John Wetten Elementary School

Ginny Scelza

SUN Site Manager

503.762.7264 ext 120, cell 503.705.1074

Lynch View Elementary SUN Community School

K - 6


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