Maria-Ines Tripodi

The Dance of Development

Embark on an enriching journey of creative education. This innovative session is designed to seamlessly integrate fundamental dance principles into the daily curriculum of educators, fostering a dynamic and arts-based learning environment within the classroom. The workshop will be a…

Caroline Ferrante

Math & Music: Pattern Recognition in Action

Explore how music and math are a perfect pairing in early childhood development spaces — experience  kinesthetic steady beat, pitch, and numeracy that fosters self-awareness, breath, and grounding. We will move, sing, chant, create steady beats, and practice locomotor and…

Kevin Alan Brown entertains a class of children

Jumping in the Deep End with Jabari

Who loves surprises? We do! Join Mr. Kevin as he uses shadow and light to tell the story of Jabari Jumps. Jabari is an adventurous child who is totally not afraid to jump off the high dive. Well, maybe a…

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Animal Heroes: What’s Your Social-Emotional Superpower?

Caroline Ferrante, an Arts for Learning Teaching Artist, will guide children on an exciting journey to uncover the wonders of four remarkable Chesapeake Bay animals: the turtle, lynx, oyster, and black bear. During this engaging workshop, children will learn about…

Caroline Ferrante

We Can Share this World: The Beat of our Drum!

Embark on a captivating journey through the marine life of the Chesapeake Bay in this workshop led by Teaching Artist Caroline Ferrante, thoughtfully crafted for children and adults. Together, we will explore the intriguing lives of four extraordinary creatures that…

Month of the Young Child A Céilí An Irish Music and Dance Party with Marsha Searle

Appalachian Melody and Movement

Step into the rhythm and joy of our workshop, as teaching artist Marsha Searle invites you to unite with the magic of music and dance. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of traditional Appalachian song and dance, where each step…

World Dance: Rhythm and Melody from across the Globe

Embark on a captivating journey into the realms of rhythm, music, and percussive dance with the “World Dance” presentation by Marsha Searle and the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. This mesmerizing performance brings forth the rich tapestry of traditional dance and…

Kevin Alan Brown entertains a class of children

Caps For Sale: Counting on You!

Description Through singing and creative play, Mr. Kevin acts through the story of Caps for Sale with the help of his audience. Age Groups PK3 and PK4 Kindergarten Content Areas Math Social Foundations

Laura Schandelmeier pulls a rabbit from a box

Dancing by the Numbers: Math and Dance in Perfect Harmony

Description Join teaching artist Laura Schandelmeier as she guides you through the exciting intersection of dance and mathematics. In this workshop, you will understand how to effectively utilize the elements of dance to teach mathematical concepts. Participants will dive into…

Laura Schandelmeier with arms raised mid-dance

Books in Motion: A Storytelling Adventure

Description Join Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier for an immersive workshop for infants and toddlers and their caregivers where you’ll journey into the enchanting world of transforming books into lively songs and dances. Participants will discover innovative techniques…

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Rhythms of Resilience: Nuturing Social-Emotional Skills Through Music and Drama

Description Join Teaching Artist Caroline Ferrante as we explore music and theater techniques that create brave spaces for healthy social-emotional development—experience how steady beat and call-and-response chants foster self-awareness, emotional literacy, and grounding. Learn how to make space for your…

Body Talk: Using the Elements of Dance to support Language and Literacy

Description Join Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier and learn how to use the Elements of Dance—Body, Action, Space, Time, and Energy—to work on Early Literacy concepts. Learn strategies to increase the level of Total Physical Response (TPR) in…