Teacher Series

Teacher Series

Creating Partner Dances – Kick Start Arts

Practical, hands-on, and created for teachers – this video gives you concrete skills and activities you can use to facilitate dance explorations with your students.

This video, led by dancer/choreographer/teacher Jen Johnson, includes invigorating and enriching warm ups which scaffold together to build an understanding of the basic elements of dance and creative movement. Through the introduction of specific strategies, Jen leads the students in an exploration of creative dance. Watch as the students integrate their thoughts and ideas about friendship into partner dances. The culminating friendship dances illustrate how bringing creative movement to your students can be a fun, meaningful and effective form of self-expression.


Exploring Tableaux – Kick Start Arts

Practical, hands-on, and created for teachers – this video gives you concrete skills and activities you can use to facilitate drama explorations with your students.

This ‘lab style’ video, facilitated by director/drama facilitator/teacher Sheena D. Robertson, demonstrates the drama strategy of tableaux, and gives educators a step-by-step illustration of students working through a series of skill-building activities. Once the elements fo tableaux have been explored in a thorough student-centered manner, Sheena then expands upon them, deepening the experience by overlaying an anti-bullying theme. The result is a dynamic, ‘real world’ illustration of students hard at work, having fun, thinking critically, and creating meaningful drama work focused on a complex theme.