Notes in Motion offers In-School Dance Programs during the school day (Classroom Residencies) and After-School.
All programs follow a five-part structure:
Students learn technical skills through repeated and progressive exercises in the center and across-the-floor.
Students physically explore the given class theme through structured and guided activities.
Students develop original movement phrases, create group dances, or learn set phrases of choreography.
Students prepare for a culminating performance event and learn performance skills.
Students process their learning through observation, analysis, & constructive criticism.
Dance and Movement Styles and Techniques
African, Latin Social Dance (salsa, merengue, tango, capoeira, flamenco, mambo, cha-cha), Hip-Hop/Break Dancing, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Folk Dancing (country line, square dance, ritual dance) Tap, Theater Dance, Gymnastics, Pilates, Yoga, Fitness/Conditioning
• Planning Meetings – classroom teachers by grade level
• 10 or more weekly teaching sessions (45 min – 1 hr)
• Professional development for classroom teachers
• Interim Program Assessment Meetings
• Student Performance/Community Sharing Event
• Final Assessment Meetings/360° Program Evaluation
• Photo and Video documentation
Students are physically active throughout class sessions practicing improvisation exercises, developing technical skills, working in groups, and creating original dance performances. In addition, during all program sessions, there are many opportunities for students to small process their learning through class discussion, writing and drawing exercises, and audience feedback sessions. Notes in Motion Teaching Artists provide classroom teachers with detailed lesson plans and follow-up activities prior to the start of all programs. Programs are offered with a minimum of 10-sessions including a culminating performance event and can be catered to all ages from PreK-12.