The Tea Dance (5th-7th Grade)

Listen to Once Around the Moon sung by Peggy Lee

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.

If you are interested in this program please contact DanceArt
emailinfo@danceartchicago.com

Swing! Harlem to Bronzeville

Listen to Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train

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.

If you are interested in this program please contact DanceArt
emailinfo@danceartchicago.com

TangoMania (6th-8th Grade)

Listen to Louis Armstrong singing Kiss of Fire

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.

If you are interested in this program please contact DanceArt
emailinfo@danceartchicago.com

Mexican Folkloric (5th-6th Grade)

Listen to La Bruja by Huicani

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.

If you are interested in this program please contact DanceArt
emailinfo@danceartchicago.com

1,001 Nights

Listen to Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov

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.

If you are interested in this program please contact DanceArt
emailinfo@danceartchicago.com

Stravinsky – In Art and Dance

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.

If you are interested in this program please contact DanceArt
emailinfo@danceartchicago.com

Feet on Fire (4th-5th Grade)

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.

If you are interested in this program please contact DanceArt
emailinfo@danceartchicago.com

Rumba

Listen to Almendra by Carlos Campos

Explore rhythm through the Cuban Rumba and learn its origins in Cuba and how it is interpreted outside of Cuba. This ten week course is for 8th through 12th grades.

If you are interested in this program please contact DanceArt
emailinfo@danceartchicago.com