Project Description

Dance + Choreography + Performance =Fun!  A four-session residency that explores the creative dance concepts of Space, Shape, Level, and Energy through games and activities while learning the fundamentals of performance and choreography. Students turn movements they already know into a group generated dance piece to be performed at the end of the residency. No experience necessary.  

Final Product

Students will work in groups to create and perform short dance pieces (1-3 minutes) using the concepts they learned throughout the residency. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to move their bodies safely in self and general SPACE in a classroom setting. 
  • Students will demonstrate movements using the concepts of SPACE, SHAPE, LEVEL, and ENERGY. 
  • Students will be able to create choreography through improvisation and guided activities using movement they are already capable of.   
  • Students will be able to identify their performance space, rehearse, revise and perform.  
  • Students will work on 21st Century skills such as collaboration, creativity, communication, and cooperation. 

Suggested Grades

K-8th grade

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1.5 hours per classroom (including time to dialogue with teachers before residency begins)
  • Materials: no material fees for this residency
  • Travel from Eugene

Why I teach:

My students have positive experiences with themselves through movement. Activities are approachable to all ages and abilities, whether it’s diving deep into an integrated arts curriculum or enjoying dance as an art form. No experience necessary, just a willingness to play while learning.”  -Rachel Närhi

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