The Tea Dance is an innovative model for integrated yet disciplined-based arts education. DanceArt developed the Tea Dance as a model of school improvement through the arts. The culmination of 12 weeks “feet on” learning will be a unique performance for an audience of 1,000 in one of Chicago’s grand historic ballrooms.
Master the Lindy Hop and get in shape while learning about the communities of New York’s Harlem and Chicago’s Bronzeville in the 1930s and 1940s. This fifteen week course for 6th through 8th grades can be designed as an after-school or in-school program.
Tangomania is a comprehensive six-week 6th grade mini dance program integrating the Illinois State Standards in Fine Arts, Social Studies, Physical Education, and Character Education. DanceArt will instruct dance technique, aesthetics, movement and character education. All participating schools will be invited to one session of professional development. The culminating event will be a “Milonga” modeled on the traditional Argentine dance gathering in which all the participating schools in this program will perform. Two hour workshops for parents at each participating school are available.
Favorite dances such as La Bruja, La Bamba, Jarabe Tapatio, La Cucaracha, Mexican Waltz and others are guaranteed to bring smiles to your community members’ faces. This ten week, in-school or after-school program is for Kindergarten through 8th grades.
Read tales from One Thousand and One Nights and perform versions of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. This is a twelve week (per tale), in-school or after-school course for Kindergarten through 8th grades.
Listen to The Firebird Suite composed by Stravinsky played by Isaac Stern
Explore the Modernist Movement in Art and Dance and perform to the music of Stravinsky. This fifteen week course for 7th through 12th grades is designed as an after-school class two hours per week for up to 30 students.
Listen to I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire by the Ink Spots
DanceArt is pleased to present the sixth annual Feet on Fire Ballroom Dance Program generously hosted by Walt Disney Magnet School. “Feet on Fire” will be limited to eighteen schools on a first-come first served basis. The start date of “Feet on Fire” will be March 2011. The culminating event will be in May 2011. Professional Development session for “Feet on Fire” teacher sponsors to be held in April 2011 at Walt Disney Magnet School. Two hour workshops for parents at each participating school are available.