Family-friendly performances are a delightful way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion.  Get in touch with us to arrange to hold your birthday party before or after a live performance.
We can bring the party to you too!
Interactive materials based on your theme keep the party lively with appropriate games and art activities provided by 2 teaching artists.  Let us know your needs and we can ‘cook-up’ something special.
For PTA or Activity Program Directors: programs travel as in-school performances, residencies, or after school movement clubs.

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Splatter

Splatter
The whole family is sure to enjoy Splatter, inspired by the book by Anna Llenas “The Color Monster.”
If you’ve ever been surprised about how suddenly your feelings can change, you are not alone. Take a journey through movement, music and spoken word to examine emotions in comparison to color.

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Complete Dogness
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.

Complete Dogness Education Guide

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The Migration Project
The Migration Project explores immigration and relocation.
Stories by 15 community members of all ages are layered with movement.

The Migration Project Education Guide

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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 Mouse in House Education Guide

Mouse in House

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The Big Meow
The Big Meow, adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spiresis 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.

The Big Meow Education Guide

The Big Meow

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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.