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School Residencies + Workshops

School Residencies Bowen McCauley Dance offers arts-integrated workshops and customized multi-day residencies
for all grades, including:

  • ~ Once Upon a Dance Creative Movement with Creative Writing (2nd-4th grade)
  • ~ The Constitution Rocks! American History through Creative Movement (5th grade)
  • ~ Moving Through SPACE The Final Frontier (3rd-5th grade)

Bowen McCauley Dance is in residence at several local schools.  Classes can be designed to fit the educational needs of each school and have often integrated movement with other subject areas such as art, creative writing, history, music, and more.  Bowen McCauley Dance brings highly-qualified professional dancers to the classroom to teach dance through a fun and interactive educational experience.  Current residencies include the following schools:

Kenmore Middle School • Kenmore Junior Company, Arlington, VA
Students in the Kenmore Junior Company learn technique in ballet, jazz, and modern dance.  The residency culminates with the annual Move Me Festival where students have the opportunity to perform onstage in front of a live audience.  This year’s theme is inspired by the music of Tito Puente.

Glebe Elementary School • Life Skills Program, Arlington, VA
This residency brings together students from the Life Skills Program and traditional 4th grade classes for a dynamic learning experience that incorporates dance with music and visual art.  Students work together to create their own props and sets while honoring important visual artists through dance.  The most recent theme focused on works by artist René Magritte and concluded with a performance onstage in front of the entire school.

Marshall Road Elementary School, Vienna, VA
The residency at Marshall Road incorporates students from the 4th through 6th grade classes for lessons in ballet and modern technique.  Each twelve-week session ends with a performance in front of a live audience.  This session’s theme is centered around The Poetry of Music: Shall We Dance? project with the Fairfax Choral Society.  The insipration for the dance is based on a poem that was written by a 6th grade student.  Students will perform this project at Annandale United Methodist Church and at the Move Me Festival.

Carderock Springs Elementary School, Bethesda, MD
Studio to Stage is the focus of this residency, which incorporates basic dance technique during the eight-week session and culminates with a performance in front of family, friends, teachers, and other classmates.  Students take to the stage what they have learned in the studio.

For more information, contact Joanna Janascius, Engagement and Operations Manager.

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