Community Arts Partner

Participant Details

Community Arts Partner Name
Spectrum Dance Theater
Partner Type
Organization
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Individual Bio or
Organizational Statement
The mission of The School of Spectrum Dance Theater and Community Outreach Programs is
  • To provide expert dance instruction in diverse dance forms to all.
  • To educate the community about dance as an art form and as a 
social/civic instrument.
Spectrum’s Community Outreach Programs provide dance classes, access, education and services that contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community at large. The Community Outreach programs that Spectrum offers are: In-School Residencies and After School Programs
  • In-School Programs (One Day or Year-Long)
  • After-School Programs (One Day or Year-Long)
  • Dance Field Trips: Come to our studio for workshops and/or lecture demonstrations with our professional company.
Discussions on Social and Civic Issues Donald Byrd’s work with the Spectrum Dance Theater Company often touches on social/civic issues such as war, race, the role of government, etc. We strive to offer outlets for discussion around these social/civic issues through various lectures, discussions, and talk-backs.

Contact Information

First Name
Adam
Last Name
Miller
Address
800 Lake Washington Blvd.
Address 2
City
Seattle
State
WA
Zip
98122
Phone
206-325-4161

Grade Levels Preferred

Grade Levels Preferred
K-2, 3rd - 5th, 6th - 8th, 9th - 12th

Artistic Disciplines

Type
West African, Dances of Southern Africa, Hip Hop, Afro-Brazilian, Capoeira, Jazz, Contemporary and Creative Dance
Discipline
Dance

Experience

Previous School Partnerships
Other Trainings or Certifications
Sample Lesson Description: Student / Classroom Residencies
Sample Workshop Description: Teacher Professional Development

Areas of Experience and Expertise

Approved Professional Development Provider
No
Approved Classroom Residency Provider
Yes
Experience with English Language Learners
None
Experience with Students in Special Education
None

Lesson Plan

Integrated Art
Cultural Art

Teaching Approach

Teaching Philosophy + Approach
Rooted firmly in our “dance for all” belief, we teach to the whole child, embracing where each child is at with the art form of dance and taking them on a journey that is engaging, empowering, disciplined and fun, while supporting them in moving through perceived obstacles they may come up against along the way. Our first class begins with the teaching artist, classroom teacher and students connecting as a group and the teaching artist getting to know the students. The project is then discussed and explained in its entirety. We discuss what is expected of each student and how important each to the success of the project. As we are teaching, we constantly check in with the students to make sure they understand and are getting what is being taught. We ask lots of questions and encourage many questions be asked.  At the end of each class, we go over what has been taught, what they should review outside of class and what will be taught the next class. This process continues until the project is complete.  At the end of the project, we get feedback from the students and the teachers via feedback forms.
Curriculum Integration Possibilities
Special Skills and Areas of Expertise
Testimonials from Schools

Fees

Fees

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