Program Details

Max # of Students

Auditorium capacity - up to 1,000


45 minutes - 1 hour

Space Requirements

15 x 20 feet minimum

Tech Requirements

smooth clean floor, sound system and mike to amplify music and narration.

Available Dates

year round


1st performance $600, each added performance or staff development same day add $500. Includes study guide. Can be part of Residency with 2 performances, 1 PD, 10 workshops & materials for $3,797.

Special Considerations

Standards used here for 2nd grade. Corresponding standards are available for all grades from Pre-K to 12. Program also works well with special ed. Program 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 watch and listen to excerpts from Reichlin’s "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" especially chosen for in-school performance. Fanciful costumes and music combine with dancing and narration adapted from L. Frank Baum’s book to emphasize words and characters. First, students identify with the leading character of Ojo, a boy who grows up through his adventures. Second, students learn how to turn ordinary moves into dance as space, time and energy are introduced while the company performs a narrated dance. Students volunteer and join the dancers on stage performing "Let’s All Dance to a Bluegrass Beat." The third dance is a choice of A. the company teaches words and gestures to a dance combining Japanese, Israeli, and West African cultures; students join from their seats to perform what they have learned OR B. students can experience an aesthetic valuing approach with diverse music and an exploration of abstract movement, feelings and atmospheres through "The Tennis Dances."
See how this program meets the Content Standards for California Public Schools