A major part of the Alabama Dance Festival includes workshops and resource materials for classroom teachers. On Friday, January 17, K12 educators can attend a day-long training session at The Dance Foundation and receive Continuing Education credit.

Dance For Schools 2020 Information
Teacher Workshop Reservation Form

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

Dance for Schools 2020

Classroom teachers – we’ve planned some great activities for you and your students! Teachers will want to start on January 17 with a free Teacher Workshop, where you will receive movement-based arts integration tools and materials.

Teacher Workshop

Arts Integration Workshop for Classroom Teachers and Teaching Artists
We Are Like Rivers, We Are Rivers II: Movement and Building Circles of Learning with Peter DiMuro
Friday, January 17, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, The Dance Foundation

The workshop approaches words, ideas and movement in ways that help both teacher and student mine personal experiences as a place from which to learn and grow. Taught by Peter DiMuro, participants will work with simile and metaphor,and related lessons stemming from them in a few ways:
One is in the “doing” way, we will create mini-dances based on simile and metaphor translations into movement. Another way, the “concept/reflection” mode, explores how we as teachers and artists can use metaphor and simile as thought processes to build our own unique, self-sustaining ways of creating fresh approaches in learning circles in the classroom, and beyond.

This workshop will be clearly applicable to both classroom and dance studio, user-friendly and standards-based.

Dance For Schools 2020 Information
Teacher Workshop Reservation Form

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