Classroom teachers – we’ve planned some great activities for you and your students! Teachers will want to start on January 12 with a free Teacher Workshop taught by Celeste Miller, where you will receive movement-based arts integration tools and materials. Put this information to use right away to prepare your students for the Festival’s free school matinee performance presented by Ballet Memphis on January 19 in partnership with UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.

Teacher Workshop

Curriculum in Motion®: Using Creative Movement and the Kinesthetic Learning Mode to Enhance Learning
Friday, January 12, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, The Dance Foundation

Presented in partnership with the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts, Celeste Miller breaks down the kinesthetic learning mode in a safe, fun and easy-to-apply way. For the 2018 workshop, Celeste will introduce topics from the ADC’s Bicentennial Project as core curriculum, applying kinesthetic learning strategies as the learning mode. Celeste is Designer of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s Curriculum in Motion® and national faculty for Lesley University’s Integrated Teaching Through the Arts M.Ed. program.

School Performance

Ballet Memphis Matinee Performance
Friday, January 19, 10:00 am, Jemison Concert Hall, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

Ballet Memphis presents excerpts from the I Am Project, a suite of four original works inspired by the struggle for civil rights but celebrating all of humanity. The 2018 Festival is the first year of a two-year celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial as a state (1819-2019). Our different cultural perspectives will be explored through personal history and identity connected by the themes of place, home, and community. The I Am Project helps us look first inside ourselves, and then to see our individuality in relationships to and with each other.

To make reservations for the workshop and/or school performance, contact Rosemary Johnson by email or phone at 205.602.3599. Download the Dance for Schools Packet.