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Jane Franklin Dance celebrates movement and brings books to life through vibrant and lively characters, theatre, music and dance.  Performances provide a creative connection to curriculum to explore language arts through physical story-telling.  In workshops, students engage in movement and in a “team” experience. Workshops may be coordinated to meet academic needs, or with after school staff or parent-teacher organizations. Professional dance educators guide students in fundamental dance elements as basis to encourage student self exploration and critical thinking.

Virginia Commission for the Arts – Artists in Education Roster

click for video of Mouse in House, adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires

The Big Meow Summer Camp



photo by Ray Gniewek

Workshops provide young people with opportunities to express themselves and perhaps find their passion in the performing arts.
“The Art of Dance uses movement to communicate meaning about the human experience.  It is far more than exercise or entertainment.  It is a powerful medium to express our values, our thought about the lives we live and the world in which we live.”
National Dance Education Organization

Workshop support provided by Washington Forrest Foundation.


To arrange workshops, click here.

Young Dancers on stage - photo by Ray Gniewek

click for video of Sound Walk – after school and older adult voices, young dancers project performers



Mouse in House, adapted from the book The Mouse of Amherst by Elizabeth Spires reveals an unlikely friendship that develops between reclusive poet Emily Dickinson and a lively mouse.  Perfect for April poetry month..or anytime in between.

This performance and The Big Meow have been selected for Arlington Humanities Project

“this was a wonderful, imaginative show. I took 4 year old and 7 year old girls. They sat with rapt attention for the entire show! Excellent, imaginative choreography and very clever visual presentation and music. We look forward to the next show.”   R. Interdonato

To schedule a performance or workshop, click here. Matching funds are available from the Virginia Commission or from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Partnering organizations are

  • Arlington County’s Humanities Project,
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program,
  • the Virginia Commission for the Arts Performing Arts Tour Directory or Artist Directory