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What is Arts-Integration?Arts Integration combines visual and performing arts standards and common core subject matter to create programming that connects kids with the arts, all while reinforcing classroom knowledge in a fun and creative way! Programs like Ballet Machine are created with the help of teachers and education professionals, vetted by Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Departments for adherence to standards, and tailored to fit each classroom's trajectory over the school year. Our Ballet Machine program is a two-part series where classroom teachers can work with students in our pre-req video, then interact either in-person or via Zoom with a teaching artist AND professional dancers!
How much does Ballet Machine cost?For Ballet Machine, including our prerequisite video and our 1 hour in-person session, the total is $500. We recognize that this amount may feel large for some classrooms and student groups, so our staff is prepared to work with your Principal, Superintendent, or PTA to facilitate covering the cost of the program. Once we've identified that the program is the right fit, our staff will also work with you on Grants to cover costs for the future.
I'm a busy teacher...is there added work for me?NOT AT ALL! Our staff has tremendous experience organizing and facilitating these kinds of programs. After contacting our Managing Director and establishing a time frame, we will be in charge of scheduling, working with your school leadership, and all the other ins and outs of managing the program. All you have to do is introduce us on "the day of the show!" **As some programs may be reliant on Grants for funding, our staff may be in contact with you about a program assessment or personal feedback.
What core standards are addressed in Ballet Machine?Ballet Machine is a K-5 program that covers the National and California Standards. VAPA Dance Standards: Creating - Anchor Standard 1 - Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Creating - Anchor Standard 2 - Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Performing - Anchor Standard 5 - Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. Performing - Anchor Standard 6 - Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. ELD Standards: Analyzing language choices - Distinguish how two different frequently used words (e.g., describing an action with the verb walk vs. run) produce a different effect. Listening Actively - Demonstrate active listening to read-alouds and oral presentations by asking and answering yes-no and wh- questions with oral sentence frames and substantial prompting and support. **Corresponds with CCSS Spoken Language for K-3, and Reading Language for K-7.
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