Dance for Schools 2022

The Alabama Dance Festival is proud to offer three exciting opportunities for the 2022 Dance for Schools Program! Frederick Curry is the clinician for a FREE Arts Integration Movement Workshop (in-person or virtual) on January 14 for classroom teachers and arts educators in partnership with the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts. Lunch is included. The Festival also features a FREE day of dance classes for all ages at Dance Across Birmingham on January 15. Finally, featured guest company BODYTRAFFIC presents a FREE sensory-friendly school performance on January 21. Details and registration links are below! Dance for Schools 2022 Flyer

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Dance for Every Child:

The Laban Approach to Integrating Movement in the P12 Classroom

Arts Integration Workshop for Classroom Teachers and Teaching Artists
The Dance Foundation, Birmingham, Alabama

A major part of the Alabama Dance Festival includes workshops and resource materials for classroom teachers. On Friday, January 14, 2022, P12 educators can attend a day-long training session and receive Continuing Education credit.

The Dance for Every Child workshop offers instructional strategies to effectively bring creative movement into any P12 classroom. This professional development program is designed for educators who want to utilize arts integration in their classrooms but need practical methods and resources.

This is an unprecedented time for Artists, Educators and Administrators, and a time which calls for deep engagement, developing new skill sets, a radical imagination and a call to action for equality through the arts and arts education. Download the Dance for Schools Flyer for the full workshop description and make your reservation today! Teacher Workshop Reservation Form  Workshop Description and Agenda  

Dance Across Birmingham

Dance Workshops and Performance
The Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, North Meeting Hall and Theatre

Dance Across Birmingham is a community celebration on Saturday, January 15, that offers a day of FREE dance classes for all ages. Styles range from hip-hop, belly dance, and praise dance to African dance, Latin dance and more, taught by local instructors and artistic directors of local dance companies. Classes meet in the BJCC North Meeting Rooms. Register online to reserve space in your favorite classes! Click here for more information at Dance Across Birmingham.

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School Performance (sensory-friendly)
Jemison Concert Hall, UAB’s Alyse Stephens Center

In this FREE, sensory-friendly school performance on Friday, January 21, the company highlights a variety of excerpts from the company’s repertory, followed by an interactive Q&A with artistic director Tina Berkett and the dancers. BODYTRAFFIC uses the creative spirit of its Los Angeles home to fulfill its mission of delivering performances that inspire audiences simply to love dance. BODYTRAFFIC Reservation form.

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