K-12

From Page to Stage

June 1, 2015 by

Mary Seidman brings Remy Charlip’s books and methods to life at Bank Street School for Children.
It’s a Monday morning in March at the Bank Street School for Children in New York City, and Mary Seidman’s … Continue reading

Finding the Patterns

May 1, 2015 by

An innovative way to learn math and music with movement
A group of young students is working to form a circle, giggling as they cross arms and reach for one another’s hands. One girl stands in … Continue reading

Developing a Good Eye

July 1, 2014 by

The Harkness Dance Festival models a program for teachers to help students observe and talk about performance.
Ask middle school students their thoughts about a modern dance performance and watch how quickly the battle of “I loved … Continue reading

Better Together

April 1, 2014 by

A Rhode Island dance company and elementary school collaborate.
“No sounds, third-graders! I shouldn’t hear any talking!” Christine Sandorfi stood, hands on her hips, facing 27 rambunctious third-graders at the Claiborne Pell Elementary School in Newport, … Continue reading

Age-Appropriate Anatomy

March 1, 2014 by

When and how to bring technical concepts into dance class 

Anatomy and kinesiology are usually subjects reserved for university-level courses, but even if your kids aren’t quite ready for a lecture about the relation between the … Continue reading

Navigating the Social Divide

February 1, 2014 by

An international dance club can help you build community.
American schools today are more diverse than ever before. Students must navigate increasingly complex social divides, ranging from differences of ethnic background to the age-old lines between … Continue reading