Design Dance is seeking a poetry Teaching Artist for a two week spring residency to begin immediately.
Poetry in Motion
Poetry in Motion pairs poetry writing and dance to create real change in elementary and high school students by empowering them to create dances based on their own poetic writing. Combining poetic and choreographic structures and devices, students will experience collaboration within the arts. They will identify their personal values and build empathy as they connect their personal poetry to movement choices. Students will explore the modern and creative dance elements of Body, Action, Space, Time, and Energy, as they find connections in quality, theme, tone, action, and word choice within their poetry as they work alongside renowned poets and professional choreographers. The program culminates with a final presentation of the student-created work.
Who We Are
Design Dance is a community dance education company increasing access to the arts for over 1500 K-12 students annually. Our programming is designed to build courage, connection, and self-awareness and through a dedication to collaboration our program is constantly evolving to offer high quality dance education that aims to meet the needs of the communities we serve. Each student, regardless of ability level, is given the tools to better express themselves and tell stories through movement and performance. Many Design Dance programs also incorporate arts integration, using movement to further core curriculum learning objectives in science, literacy, and social studies.