Program Details

Max # of Students

Depends on Theater. The residency is for a cast of 26.


Full production is 67 minutes, which is sometimes shortened for school audiences.

Space Requirements

On this field trip, there are a variety of venues and sizes.

Tech Requirements

As a field trip, we provide all this. However, in a school, we sometimes do a simple all dance version.

Available Dates

This production varies on when it is produced, as do the associated residencies. Excerpts can also be brought into the schools.


Residencies combine multiple workshops for students and performances. 8 dance workshops (WS) for $1,450. For 1 or 2 classrooms. Field trip audience fees for larger groups depend on the venue and vary.

Special Considerations

Standards used here for 2nd grade. Residencies and performance with corresponding standards breakdown are available for all grades. Includes study guides & class plan. Eligible for Title I funding.


Contact Name

Ms. Louise Reichlin


351 S. Virgil Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020







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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.


Students will hear the words and music, see the multimedia visuals and dance, and interact with the characters. The result is many levels of learning. Dance areas include the elements of dance, and how combining dance with technology in this timeless story enhances the storyline while creating moods and atmospheres. Participation and performing in this production, as either the “Horners” or “Hoppers” is possible when combined with one of our residency programs ONTO THE STAGE with the theme of working towards “The Patchwork Girl of Oz.” The production can also be attended as a Field Trip, and there are participatory sections. With dance, narration, music, computer technology, and video combined with fanciful costumes, the original 1913 book and this production have created a most modern female character in the title role. Students will identify with the leading character of Ojo, a young boy who grows up through his adventures. The production has toured the west to enthusiastic reviews.
See how this program meets the Content Standards for California Public Schools