RESOURCES

Dance to Learn
for Teachers

The Geraldine R Dodge Foundation, Dance New Jersey and Young Audiences invites classroom and specialized teachers to become a part of the Dance To Learn community!

Dance to Learn offers teachers:

  • professional development and mentorship to integrate dance into their classes. 
  • a model for how to use kinesthetic learning to teach language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, physical education or music.
  • support to identify and sustain community partners.
“Having Dance to Learn in my music class gave me the time and training  to expand my lesson plans.”
—Micki Stuckane, Red Bank Charter School, Music Teacher

Dance New Jersey is a service organization committed to advocating the excellence of dance and dance education in the state.


CONGRATULATIONS TO
LAURA MARCHESE AND LISA GRIMES
FOR A SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATION AT THE NDEO CONFERENCE 2016!

Highlights from our
2016 Dance to Learn Community Day

Highlights from our
2016 Dance to Learn Community Day

A day of dance and training for the Dance To Learn Teaching Artists in preparation for the new school year.

 

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ABOUT DANCE TO LEARN

Let’s Get Students Up and Dancing!

Bring Arts Integrated, Innovative Curriculum to Your School!

The Geraldine R Dodge Foundation partners with Dance New Jersey, Young Audiences, professional dance companies and teachers to bring the Dance to Learn experience to students across the state of New Jersey.

Dance to Learn ensures that students are not learning dance and movement in isolation, but are forging interdisciplinary connections with the teaching and learning taking place in our classrooms.”                              

Carolyn Keck, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

What is Dance to Learn?

  • a four-year interdisciplinary and inclusive dance curriculum with the goal to advance dance education in schools and community settings.

The Dance To Learn curriculum is both arts-based and truly arts-integrated because it:

  • encourages students to explore, internalize and transform classroom learning and the elements of dance while developing their individual creative voices.
  • offers opportunities for students to reflect, critique and connect personal experiences to their learning of dance and in their classrooms.
  • is adaptive to any dance style, genre, or culture.
  • provides an inroad to kinesthetic learning and connects to language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, physical education and music curriculums.
  • offers formative and summative assessment and documentation tools to help measure the effectiveness of student learning and facilitator impact

Dance to Learn, in partnership with Young Audiences, is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.