Program Details

Max # of Students

20 preferred, larger classes acceptable.

Duration

45 minutes, with 5 minutes before and after for questionnaire.

Space Requirements

Large clean clear area, wood floor always preferred, but tile or rug acceptable.

Tech Requirements

Power outlet so CD player can be used. All participants should come dressed in clothing they can get on floor and stretch in. This means pants as opposed to skirts for the females.Wear soft flat shoes like sneakers.

Available Dates

Year-round.

Fee(s)

Fees group multiple workshops for students + performances. 8 workshops (WS) + 4 person school show for $1,900, 16 WS + school show for $3,300. For 2, 4 , or even 16 classrooms. Class plan included.

Special Considerations

Standards used here for 3rd grade. Workshops with corresponding standards breakdown are available for all grades from Pre-K to 12. Also works well with special ed. Residencies eligible for Title I.


Scheduling

Contact Name

Ms. Louise Reichlin
Director

Address

351 S. Virgil Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Phone

213-385-1171

Fax

213-385-1171

Email

louisehr@LAChoreographersAndDancers.org

Website

www.LAChoreographersAndDancers.org


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Short clips from company + children's projects.

backgroundStandards & Learning
Louise Reichlin & Dancers, a performing unit of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, specializes in educational performances and workshops for children. LA C&D has toured schools for ICAP and the Arts Community Partnership Network in the LAUSD since 1980. Thousands of sponsors include the LA County Museum of Art, the Mark Taper Auditorium at the LA Central Library, Young Audience’s “Share the World” project, touring the OC Performing Arts Center, Ventura County Schools and Las Vegas Cultural Affairs Dept. LA C&D has performed at the LA Zoo and the XXIIIrd Olympics. LA C&D receives repeated funding from the CA Arts Council, the LA County Arts Commission and the LA Cultural Affairs Dept., as well as Youth Arts and Education & Target grants.

Program

Students will create their personal dance signature as they learn the elements of dance. This workshop integrates the creative use of the dance elements – space, time and energy - with exercises for strength and stretch. Students learn how they connect with movement in a personal way through guided improvisation and modern dance techniques using diverse music. Each dance signature may incorporate elements of the student’s background or focus on expressing a feeling. Or perhaps it will emphasize a specific dance move – such as an exuberant jump and twirl or a soft flowing descent onto the floor. The students will learn a warm-up that includes a range of dynamics and traveling steps in floor patterns. Teachers are expected to take the class with their students, and will be given an “assignment” so they can continue the work in future dance classes. Two professional dancers teach the workshop which will be appropriate to grade level and previous background of the class.
See how this program meets the Content Standards for California Public Schools