Education Projects

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What's Your Angle? Lessons Learned from Mixing Geometry and Dance with Toni Duncan

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 12:00pm

*note this Dance TAG is from 12noon to 2pm 

This workshop will take you through a series of lessons developed to boost middle school students’ love and success in math, specifically geometry. Toni Duncan has developed and fine-tuned a dance unit that focuses on angles, triangles, circles, diameters and circumferences. The concepts are supported and enriched by artistic experiences. Pre- and post-tests support her observation that the students get it! Come get it for yourself!

Location: 
Cardell Dance Studio
1713 Melon Street
Philadelphia, PA

Temporary Communities as Sources for Dancemaking with Rachel Repinz

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

Whether we are aware or not, we form temporary communities all the time, when we are eating, shopping, waiting somewhere or walking on city street. Rachel Repinz has been focusing on the idea of temporary communities in her work, developing improvisation and performance structures with the help of easily available technology. In this workshop she shares this process that has been successful with teens to adults, in informal and professional settings, to mine this communal wellspring. 

Location: 
Cardell Dance Studio
1713 Melon Street
Philadelphia, PA

Calendar Archive

Questioning Ableism in Dance Teaching Practices with Bailey Anderson

February 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Join Dance TAG for a workshop on ableism in dance. We will explore the implications of the social model of disability through a dance class containing improvisation, choreography, movement scores, and conversation. A social model of disability invites us to reflect on how social relationships and environments (like architecture) create ideas about disability, stigma, and norms. We will consider rigor, accessibility, cueing, forgetfulness, and interdependence.

GAME ON! Learning through Movement-based Games with Adina Sosenberg

April 28, 2019 - 1:00pm

Calling all folks who would like to play, dance and have fun! Throughout her career, Adina Rosenberg has adapted Marianne Torbert’s work in cooperative games to offer players a dynamic experience that highlights creativity in movement, problem solving, and physical/social/emotional skill-building. The interactive chal- lenge combined with the elimination of competition promotes opportunities for joy and personal success.

HULA HOOPS and TAP SHOES: Dance your way to math with Christine Colosimo

March 31, 2019 - 1:00pm

Connect to the world of math explored through dance. Hula hoops will lead us to pre-multiplication concepts and tap dance rhythms will take us to multiplication facts, associative and distributive properties, and more. Pick up some learning theory and teaching tools to spark your imagination for connecting academic content to dance. Bring tap shoes if you have them; extra pairs will be provided. These activities are geared towards pre-k through third grade but can be adapted to other settings and populations.

¡VAMANOS A BAILAR! with Maestro Flaco

March 17, 2019 - 1:00pm

Come to Dance TAG for a chance to check out the world of Latin partner dancing with one of the area’s best teachers! Maestro Flaco will show you the moves, discuss the history, and teach you why this kind of dance is so popular… and important. Learn strategies and tips he has developed in dance residencies and classes and apply them to many kinds of teaching.

Marck “Flaco” Best, a master teaching artist certified by Columbia University’s Teachers’ College, has been teaching social dance for more than 20 years.

TEACHING FROM THE INSIDE OUT: A SOMATIC APPROACH TO BALLET TEACHING (and not just for ballet!) with Megan Flynn

December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

Sunday, December 2                 
1:00 – 3:00 pm                 
Community Education Center