Teaching Artist Program
Dance Fusion Works is a dance program that brings dance to Elementary, Middle and High Schools that do not offer dance as an elective.
-To cover basic dance standards in a 10 week session
- Introduce students to various dance styles: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and African.
-Introduce students to dance performance skills.
-Fill the void of the arts /or enhance them
-Promote Arts Appreciation and services as a creative outlet
-Enriching educational and cultural experience
-Strengthen social and academic skills
Areas of interest:
(Cross curricular subjects and activities will be implemented to enhance the study of dance).
Choreography: Students will learn basic choreography elements- student will be asked to contribute to the choreographic process.
History: Dance choreography will be based of pieces of history (i.e. Harlem renaissance) Students will read articles and have discussions for further connection with dance material.
Anatomy: Students will learn about anatomy as it relates to dance, and the importance of injury prevention.
Selected students will be invited to study under S.M.A Dance Saturday Academy and/or the Pre-Professional Company.
Students will participate in weekly dance classes, rehearsals and dance history. Students will have performance opportunities in community venues (schools, festivals, senior homes, shelters and hospitals).