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Pamela Norris (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Students build collaboration by focusing and listening for the calls in order to move as a group. A group of people dancing all together creates an experience where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

To use movement to enhance the 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, science and social studies.

DISCIPLINES

Dance,

GRADE BANDS

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

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

 

Circle Salsa

  • 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.)

 

Social Studies

  • Problem solving through movement exploration activities-individual/small group
  • Perspective taking
  • Honing interpersonal skills
  • Practice human connection
  • Perseverance to complete and perform movement pieces
  • Celebrating individual differences

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Can move from classroom to classroom., Depending on number of students.

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

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

Supplies: none

Technology: none

 

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:

https://ya-or.org/

REFERENCES

Sarah Olson

Teacher

Sarah_Olson@beaverton.k12.or.us

3rd grade

Sarah Widmer

Teacher

Sarah_Widmer@beaverton.k12.or.us

Beaver Acres

3rd grade

Janell Penuel

Teacher

Janell_Penuel@beverton.k12.or.us

Montclair

3rd Grade


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