Program Details

Max # of Students

Auditorium capacity - up to 1,000


45 minutes

Space Requirements

Space at least 15 x 20 feet

Tech Requirements

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

Available Dates



$500 each performance or staff development training session. Includes study guide. Can be part of Residency with 2 performances, 1 PD, 10 workshops & materials for $3,697. (See Onto the Stage)

Special Considerations

Residency includes a choice from 6 professional development sessions for teachers. 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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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.


Students will learn how to turn ordinary moves into dance by the end of this program. The elements of dance (space, time and energy) are introduced and explored as the company performs a narrated dance. Then “The Tennis Dances” expands on this, as well as how dance is about moods, atmospheres and feelings. Critically acclaimed, this dance work includes humor and theatrical excitement. For the third dance the company teaches words and gestures to a dance combining Japanese, Israeli, and West African cultures. Students join the dancers from their seats to perform what they have learned. At the close, students volunteer to work with the dancers on stage and join them in performing “Let’s All Dance to a Bluegrass Beat.” Students will be able to identify the elements of dance, and to name and perform parts from 3 traditional dances, the “Tanko Bushi”, the “Lamba”, and the “Kol Dodi.” They will be able to use dance vocabulary to discuss and begin creating dance inspired by other media.
See how this program meets the Content Standards for California Public Schools