Find Out About Our Youth Programs: Dance Education
Jefferson Houston PreK – 8 School
Weekly workshop for Grades 1 – 3, 2:55 – 3:55 pm
Sept 26 – Nov 2, 2017
Nov 14 – Dec 14, 2017
Jan 9 – Feb 8, 2018
Feb 13 – Mar 22, 2018
Apr 3 – May 10, 2018
Carlin Springs Elementary School
Weekly workshop for Grades 1 – 3, 2:45 – 4:15 pm
Oct 11 – Dec 13, 2017
Performances are appropriate for birthday celebrations and for in-school performances.
Incorporating spoken word, movement, music the story centers on a small family, and a new puppy, Barky. The puppy has some bad habits, but with the patience of family and friends, Barky discovers her ability to learn new tricks.
The Migration Project
The Migration Project explores immigration and relocation.
Stories by 15 community members of all ages are layered with movement.
Mouse in House
This work for children, adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires, is about a mouse who forms a friendship with reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. The mouse’s life changes forever when a gust of wind blows one of Emily’s poems her way. Moved by Emily’s evocative words that capture her own feelings, the mouse becomes determined to be a poet herself.
The Big Meow
The Big Meow, adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires, is the story of an ever-hopeful fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a “loud as a lion’s roar” meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength.
Contact janefranklindance at gmail.com or 703-933-1111 for information about birthdays and group rates.
Funding Available for in school performances through the Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Directory and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program.