A major part of the Alabama Dance Festival includes workshops and resource materials for classroom teachers. On Friday, January 18, K12 educators can attend a day-long training session at The Dance Foundation and receive Continuing Education credit. Additionally, a free performance for schools will take place on Friday, January 25.
Download the Dance For Schools 2019 Information Packet
Teacher Workshop Reservation Form

Read below for more information on this year’s Dance for Schools offerings.

Dance for Schools 2019

Classroom teachers – we’ve planned some great activities for you and your students! Teachers will want to start on January 18 with a free Teacher Workshop taught by Diana Green, 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 Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre on January 25 in partnership with UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.

Teacher Workshop

Arts Integration Workshop for Classroom Teachers and Teaching Artists
Relationships in Dance: Engaging Students Academically Through the Arts Integration

Friday, January 18, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, The Dance Foundation

Workshop taught by Diana Green, Arts Education Program Manager of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, using movement to connect across the curriculum based on current Alabama and national standards for arts education. This workshop will be a full day of exploring concept based curriculum in support of arts integration. By using the concept of relationships, participants will explore how the elements of dance may express relationships in other subjects – for example, using relationships to infer emotional connections between characters in a story, or creating dynamic relationships between protons and neutrons in an atom. Participants will tailor their work to fit their own curriculum needs. The workshop will model project based learning, culminating in the design and creation of a performance task (choreography that communicates essential curriculum).

School Performance

Rosie Herrera Matinee Performance
Friday, January 25, 10:00 am, Jemison Concert Hall, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

Rosie Herrera is a Cuban-American dancer, choreographer and artistic director of RHDT in Miami. Known for its diverse ensemble that consists of some of the most brilliant performers and creators, RHDT ranges in genres from theater, performance art, opera, and contemporary ballet.

Download the Dance For Schools 2019 Information Packet
Teacher Workshop Reservation Form

For more information, contact Rosemary Johnson by email rosemary@alabamadancecouncil.org or phone at 205.602.3599.