Educational Arts Programs
Passport for a World Adventure
Now Touring! Available through Spring 2014.
A new, hour-long Arts-Educational Touring Program, incorporates Twenty-First Century Learning Skills & multicultural studies for PK/Kindergarden through 12th grade students, as well as university and college students.
Seven original dance works explore historical, scientific and geographical elements of each continent. The touring arts package – a brief lecture, performance, interactive workshop, and study guide – complies with the West Virginia Department of Education’s CSOs.
The study guide includes the following sections for each continent:
- Interdisciplinary Cross-Curricular
- Movement Communication
- Arts and Crafts
- Special Needs Student Education
- Writing Across the Curriculum
Study materials for this program are written by master teachers in the arts and other disciplines, with years of experience in K-12 schools. The materials are aligned to Next Generation Content Standards, including the Common Core State Standards in math and English/language arts. They are designed to provide deep understanding and connections between dance and other core subjects/content areas, using an inquiry-based approach. Teachers are encouraged to use these lessons to foster creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in the classroom environment.
To schedule a performance of this program, please use the navigation above to contact us.
We live in a diverse world, and thanks to technology, it continues to become smaller. Therefore, it’s increasinly more important that individuals find ways to coexist, while appreciating, respecting, and embracing diversity. Through education, the more we learn about others, not only can we learn more about ourselves but also about the basic core of humanity that connects all humans. This understanding provides the glue to motivate and aid people to work towards peace and harmony as a desirable, attainable goal.
Through our current integrated arts-education tour, we will empower students with the truth that they are born with great imagination that produces creativity and can be shaped into innovation. By learning about other cultures through dance, we hope to help stimulate a genuine respect and curiosity for our global family.
This project will also serve as a stimulus to help students better-understand the importance of global communication while also viewing and learning the art of dance as a means of communication. The dances are performed to music that is representative of the culture of each continent.
Each of the seven dance presentations is preceded by a brief oral presentation that includes: an explanation of the inspiration and motivation for the creative process that produced that choreography; information about the continent and how this information connects to the choreography; references to authors and books that promote the importance and contribution of the area of focus; quotes from people who have given insight into the culture of a particular continent; and what to look for in the dance that can help students interpret and better-understand it.
Financial Assistance is Available!
Interesting in hosting WVDC at your school but limited by your budget? Financial assistance is available through a variety of foundations, grants, corporations and individuals committed to supporting arts-education in the region. Contact us to express your interest in a performance, and we’ll be happy to discuss what financial assistance may be available, based on your location.
Funds are limited, so be sure to book your date early!