6-8 ArtStream Lessons

Jazz Dance with Pamela Lehan-Siegel (Eugene Ballet)

Students will learn about the origins of jazz dance, explore the style’s movement elements, and practice short choreographed dances. Jazz dance is high energy, accessible, and deeply rooted in American history. This lesson touches on dance and history standards and students learn how African American and immigrant communities have contributed to this popular dance style. Supplies: open space for movement, movement clothes, water

Building Worlds with Paper with Victoria Wills

Students will design their own imagined world through a variety of paper-based crafts! They will name their world, design its landscape, create original creatures, design plant life, and even create a sample greeting card from their invented civilization. This program aligns with science concepts as students explore the elements that create a connected ecosystem.Supplies: paper, scissors, ruler, pencil, coloring materials, and binding material (glue, tape, or staples)

South African Dance with Michael Moloi

Students will learn about South African history as they explore Gumboots dance, which was created in the Apartheid era by Indigenous South African mineworkers. This energetic dance includes stomping, clapping, leg slapping, and exaggerated facial expressions. Students will engage they whole body and mind in this dynamic dance lesson! Supplies: open space for movement, movement clothes, water, optional: rainboots
  • Wednesday, January 6th, 9am
  • Thursday, January 7th, 9am