Moving To Learn is American Dance and Music’s in-school residency program based
on National Dance Standards. The NDS were developed by the Consortium of National
Arts Education Associations (CNAEA) in 1994 and have been endorsed by the US Department
of Education and by numerous professional organizations. Standards based instruction
in dance teaches the elements of dance: energy, space, time, and the body and their
relationships. Inquiry based, it promotes critical thinking and creative exploration
while simultaneously teaching physical discipline, awareness of personal space,
and the fundamentals of technique and performance. Children become familiar with
artistic processes and learn to articulate and respond to in-class demonstrations
by their peers using appropriate dance vocabulary.
Thanks to funding by City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara
County Arts Commission and The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation, we may
be able to provide partial or full funding for a Moving To Learn residency in your
school. For more information, contact Carrie Diamond at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 450-7535.
About the Director, Carrie Diamond
Having spent many years training and instructing children in New York and Santa
Barbara in a wide variety of venues including public and private schools, recreational
and private programs, Ms. Diamond understands the incredible potential dance has
to positively impact young lives. She said: "Knowing ones students and understanding
their needs and the broader needs of the school community is crucial in developing
and implementing worthwhile programming. The Moving To Learn approach allows children
to take ownership of their work and to become engaged in the learning process."