About This Program
Exploring, Creating, and Dancing with Our Friends!
In the dance residency Exploring, Creating, and Dancing with Our Friends students will learn the difference between non-locomotor and locomotor movements. They will explore movement patterns throughout the classroom in high, medium, and low levels with respect for who and what is around them. They will be able to demonstrate and identify their favorite non-locomotor and locomotor movements. They will work together in pairs and in large groups to share ideas and create a dance with repeating movement patterns. Students will be encouraged to explore new and exciting ways to move their bodies with support from their friends, teacher, and teaching artist.
Residencies range in price, from $2,000 and up, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backward’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
• A kick-off assembly (performing arts only)
• A required orientation meeting and planning session
• A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
• A student culminating or sharing event
• An evaluation meeting
"Valerie is the most organized and passionate artist I have had the pleasure of working with! I love incorporating art into my lessons because it engages the students and helps them to learn, not only curriculum content, but also real life skills."
Kerri, Teacher, Seven Oaks Elementary
"I believe that Valerie is an important catalyst for discovery and achievement. Children need to be able to think and explore with the creative side of their brains. It gives them a better understanding of their world. The arts make children more flexible, gives them the ability to learn new skills in a new and different way, and to be creative and innovative. Valerie helps to tap, shape, and create their potential."
Cherisse, Teacher, Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School
"Our class has really enjoyed our new learning experiences with Valerie with the song "Can You Keep A Steady Beat" and playing the flute."
Mary Ann, Teacher, Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School