Community Arts Partner

Participant Details

Community Arts Partner Name
Extraordinary Futures / Massive Monkees
Partner Type
Organization
Profile Photo
Individual Bio or
Organizational Statement
Extraordinary Futures uses fun, unique and engaging arts based programs to empower urban youth to lead healthier lifestyles and realize their full potential as leaders.  Founded by the Seattle based B-boy/B-girl (Breakdance) group “Massive Monkees” to advance the capacity of their community based work being done in the greater Seattle area.  The Massive Monkees have over 15 years of experience as professional dancers including winning several world titles in break-dancing, appearing as a finalist on the hit MTV show “America’s Best Dance Crew” and performing globally with popular artists such as Jay-Z, Beyonce and Alicia Keys.  In addition to touring and competing, the Massive Monkees have been recognized by the Mayor of Seattle for outstanding community service in leading several dance-based after school programs, receiving the Mayor’s Arts Award along with proclamation of their official day “Massive Monkees Day” of Seattle celebrated annually on April 26th.

Contact Information

First Name
Florentino
Last Name
Francisco
Address
662 S. King St.
Address 2
City
Seattle
State
WA
Zip
98104
Phone
206-293-4953

Grade Levels Preferred

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

Artistic Disciplines

Type
Hip Hop Dance B-boy/B-girl/Breaking (Break Dance) Funk Styles (Popping, Locking, Robot, Waving, King Tut)
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
We believe that developing creativity creates culture and provides empowerment for urban youth. We use art & dance as a gateway to mentor the next generation, equipping them with life skills that last a lifetime.
Curriculum Integration Possibilities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Physical Education
 
Special Skills and Areas of Expertise
Testimonials from Schools

Fees

Fees

Images

Image
Image Description
Teaching artist of the Massive Monkees and Extraordinary Futures
Image
Image Description
Teaching artist working with youth at community event
Image
Image Description
Teaching artists at Seahurst Elementary after school program
Image
Image Description
Massive Break Challenge, 70+ students from 20 schools participate in showcase
Image
Image Description
Teaching artist with youth at orphanage in the Philippines

Video

Video Description
Extraordinary Futures - About Us
Video Description
Extraordinary Futures After School Programs
Video Description