Coordinate Systems through Creative Movement

Coordinate Systems through Creative Movement

Coordinate Systems through Creative Movement is an in-depth residency program designed to support and enhance classroom progress through creative movement and kinesthetic learning.  Groundworks teaching artists take the academic concepts of coordinate systems (including axes, coordinates, origin, and plotting) and create new connections and understanding through creative movement, experiential learning, and physical embodiment.  There is a common belief that you never forget how to ride a bike – and it’s true.  Once you have learned something through physical internalization, the memory of that information lives in you.  By teaching our students academic topics through their minds AND bodies, we are implementing the same strategy.  The program introduces the basic tools and terms of dance through activities structured to increase curiosity, creative problem solving, communication, teamwork, trust, and respect.

Goals for the program include:

  • Enhancing and supporting the understanding of academic core standards and principles through movement.
  • Encouraging creative problem solving.
  • Increasing focus and interest in academic subjects.

Bringing together artists and educators to create a unique and valuable experience.

Flowing Through Force

Flowing Through Force is an in-depth residency program designed to support and enhance classroom progress through creative movement and kinesthetic learning.  Groundworks teaching artists take the academic concepts of force, mass, and acceleration and create new connections and understanding through creative movement, experiential learning, and physical embodiment.  There is a common belief that you never forget how to ride a bike – and it’s true.  Once you have learned something through physical internalization, the memory of that information lives in you.  By teaching our students academic topics through their minds AND bodies, we are implementing the same strategy.  The program introduces the basic tools and terms of dance through activities structured to increase curiosity, creative problem solving, communication, teamwork, trust, and respect.

Goals for the program include:

  • Enhancing and supporting the understanding of academic core standards and principles through movement.
  • Encouraging creative problem solving.
  • Increasing focus and interest in academic subjects.
  • Bringing together artists and educators to create a unique and valuable experience.

Prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections…oh my!

Prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections…oh my! is an in-depth residency program designed to support and enhance classroom progress through creative movement and kinesthetic learning.  Groundworks teaching artists take the academic concepts of parts of speech and create new connections and understanding through creative movement, experiential learning, and physical embodiment.  There is a common belief that you never forget how to ride a bike – and it’s true.  Once you have learned something through physical internalization, the memory of that information lives in you.  By teaching our students academic topics through their minds AND bodies, we are implementing the same strategy.  The program introduces the basic tools and terms of dance through activities structured to increase curiosity, creative problem solving, communication, teamwork, trust, and respect.

Goals for the program include:

  • Enhancing and supporting the understanding of academic core standards and principles through movement.
  • Encouraging creative problem-solving.
  • Increasing focus and interest in academic subjects.

Bringing together artists and educators to create a unique and valuable experience.

Stardrop Circus Vs. Gravity

Audience members have the opportunity to see high-flying acrobats perform aerial tricks with silks during this circus performance. Members of Stardrop fight with gravity to showcase the grace and strength of the human body. This performance must take place in a gymnasium because the equipment used is more than 20 feet high. Ideal to pair with the Big Top Physics workshop.

Skipping Through Prefixes/Suffixes

Skipping through Prefixes/Suffixes is an in-depth residency program designed to support and enhance classroom progress through creative movement and kinesthetic learning.  Groundworks teaching artists explore -un, -ing, -ful, and, -less and create new connections and understanding through creative movement, experiential learning, and physical embodiment.  There is a common belief that you never forget how to ride a bike – and it’s true.  Once you have learned something through physical internalization, the memory of that information lives in you.  By teaching our students academic topics through their minds AND bodies, we are implementing the same strategy.  The program introduces the basic tools and terms of dance through activities structured to increase curiosity, creative problem solving, communication, teamwork, trust, and respect.

Goals for the program include:

  • Enhancing and supporting the understanding of academic core standards and principles through movement.
  • Encouraging creative problem solving.
  • Increasing focus and interest in academic subjects.
  • Bringing together artists and educators to create a unique and valuable experience.

Customized Fitness/Dance

ArtSparks is an educational outreach program that reinforces core academic content through the art of dance. The mission of ArtSparks is to engage participants through movement and music and to strive for excellence by embedding a lifelong quest in each individual to reach their full potential. Founded on the belief that the arts play a vital role in fostering the creativity and self-confidence necessary to become a productive citizen. ArtSparks classrooms encourage children to develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that carries over into all aspects of their lives.

Work with our Education Staff to create a customized ArtSparks experience in your classroom!