Through the dramatic performing arts, the audience is led on a musical adventure, the journey of a spider name Apollo. In connection to literature written and illustrated by Apollo’s Fire, participants explore the adventures of artists at a performance of Mozart’s famous opera The Magic Flute. The book comes to life with professional musicians, singers, actors, and dancers. Through interactive aspects, participants engage alongside the performers to help lead Apollo the Spider on his musical journey through the opera.
Big Top Physics is a workshop that will engage students in exploring the physics of performing extraordinary physical feats. Students will learn about the types of forces affecting motion, including gravitational force, tension force, frictional force, applied force, inertia, and center of mass. These concepts will be taught by a combination of performance/demonstration and active participation.
Join Miss Alicia in singing, playing instruments, and dancing while exploring numbers, colors, animals, body parts, sensory experiences and more! Lessons are structured around the Ohio Department of Education Pre-Kindergarten learning standards and can be tailored to meet the individual curricular needs of your classroom. Led by a Board Certified Music Therapist, lessons are available for traditional and special needs students alike.
This series of arts residencies for children learning to read blends segments of the popular PBS-TV series, Between the Lions with arts activities to introduce and reinforce key reading concepts.
This five-session residency, led by a CAL music teaching artist and accompanied in three of the sessions by a CAL dance artist, guides students in creative movement and sound production related to vowel sounds and short action words.
Please call CAL Education Staff at 216-561-5005 to learn more.
Teaching Artist, Andrea McCormick, will lead youth on a weeklong discovery of the roots of Hip Hop and Step. Students will learn African and early American influences to the art forms, its evolution through the decades, and how it has become the most popular form of dance for youth today. Students will explore improv dance, daily warm-ups and stretching, and learn to take risks when developing a performance that represents themselves while staying true to the technique. Students will create a performance piece(s) incorporating elements of both STEP and Hip Hop dance styles.
Mixing martial arts, music, and dance, students will be introduced to the historical and cultural elements of Capoeira. This program is designed to help students develop and build self-confidence, teamwork, and social skills through a mix of fun and challenging activities. Students will learn about the slave trade and its effects on the development of this art form while learning a vocabulary of fun and exciting movements to perform in a roda (circle) at the end of the workshop or residency.
Part of our CAL Sprouts program, 0ur new dance residency program for Pre-Kindergarten students emphasizes the fun and benefits of dance with social emotional learning and other content areas. Through instruction in targeted movements and creative dance exploration, students will learn more about themselves and their world. Children might dance the colors they feel. They might move to an alphabet rap. They might engage with technology to further their understanding of a story through movement. The program includes web-based resources for teachers and parents to learn more about how dance can help young children grow healthy minds and bodies.
What happened to the Golden Rule? The audience is invited to journey with a zany (and not so polite) archaeologist in search of the lost Temple of Ma’at, the Egyptian goddess of truth, justice and civility. Ancient Egypt comes to life in a spectacle of magic, comedy, dance and hieroglyphics that urges us all to remember our manners. Grades 2 – 5.
Students participating in this workshop will explore the Earth’s surface, its characteristics and landforms, and the changes it experiences due to weathering, erosion and deposition of soil. Dance standards will be utilized by the experts at Art Sparks which will support national science standards as the students learn and perform a culminating work based on their science curriculum. Encouraging energy and excellence are at the heart of any Art Sparks class. The teaching artists reinforce the organizations “core four” principals: work hard, do your best, never give up, and be fit, throughout the workshop.
Experience dance as it integrates with principles of geometry. Using the body to demonstrate lines, angles, and two and three-dimensional shapes, this workshop teaches students to see that geometry is everywhere. Dancer Tom Evert will guide students through improvisational activities as they learn to practice concepts on their own and in small groups.
Explore the different gravitational forces in space, on earth, and on other planets! Witness a dancer on the big screen “floating” on NASA’s Enhanced Zero Gravity Locomotion Simulator. Experience “weightlessness,” even on earth! This dance presentation culminates with a live performance by three dancers entitled “9.8 m/s^2” (our own gravitational force on earth)!
Young children love to explore their bodies’ movements; toddlers and preschoolers love to bounce and wiggle. Take advantage of their natural energy and direct it into a lifelong love of physical activity. Moving along to popular children’s songs, students refine gross motor skill development, brain growth and experiment through physical activity.