We are off and running! School is in session and we have already begun Dancing Classrooms residencies in several schools! Schools lined up for this fall so far are Belle Ryan, Bryan, Catlin, Dundee, Fontenelle, Liberty, Marrs, Masters, Rue, Westbrook, and Wilson. And we welcome Sherman Elementary School, participating for the first time! Please let us know if we should be contacting your school!
Our fundraiser, "A Little Song, A Little Dance" was great fun! Thank you to all who participated or attended! Here's Melanie singing her song from the show which she performed on the Morning Blend -
Dancing Classrooms was recently featured in TheState of Education in Nebraska series on Nebraska Educational Television. The segment was entitled, "Why the Arts Matter," and it was originally broadcast on November 21, 2013. Click here to view the clip featuring Dancing Classrooms teaching artist Keefer Peterson and the 5th grade students of Liberty Elementary School in Omaha.
The Lincoln Journal Star recently published an article about proposed school standards and the importance of fine arts in the curriculum. Click here to read it.
“Why just live when you can dance?” -Pierre Dulaine
“Art is extraordinary tool. It is extraordinary medicine, an investment. And arts education is the most necessary thing in the world. Because it makes people more human." Mikhail Baryshnikov