K-9 Dance-Focused Program
Join Art in Motion for a fun and energetic week of dance! Art in Motion offers many dance styles for you to choose from. We build a fun, engaging and inclusive environment with your students that fosters creativity while building movement skills and confidence.
Our scheduling is flexible. Book 1 day or multi-week experiences. Looking to cover a specific movement objective?We can customize your experience.
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Our West-African program focuses on the dances of Guinea, and our instructors have the experience and knowledge to make connections to West-African culture and music in addition to breaking down the steps for kids. All of our West-African dance instructors have studied with West-African dance masters in Western Africa. Music and movement are synonymous in West-African culture, so this dance form is best with live drummers!
Creative/ Expressive Dance
This dance form allows your students to explore their own way of moving and self-expression. Students experiment with interpreting qualitative and energetic directives through their own movement choices. Throughout the residency, students create and build their own movement vocabulary or a shared movement vocabulary in groups. This results in a solo or small group composition that can be shared with the rest of the class. Please see Arts-Centred Learning to connect this residency to curriculum outside of physical education.
West-African and European music and movement mingled in the late 1800s creating something new that the world had never seen before: Jazz. This dance form has an exciting history including the Turkey Trot, Quickstep, Charleston, and Swing. AIM is able to focus on early jazz styles, Swing, or take a diasporic approach including Jazz roots such as West-African dance, and developments such as Funk and Hip-Hop.
This high-energy and age-appropriate program offers a positive and supportive experience for students in grades K-9. In this program, students have a blast learning the fundamentals of hip-hop dance, while improving their physical literacy and building on self-expression.