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  • Stories and Shadow Puppets

    Adzooks Puppets

    Communication Flexible Themes Life Skills Teamwork

    Students will explore shadow puppetry as they create their own stories then perform them. Puppet characters will be created by each child from random shapes, art foam, and other creative materials.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 105 min
    • Audience Limit: 20

    90 minute Workshop: $265
    Mileage from Martinsville, IN additional

  • Storytelling and Music Performance

    Dave Hepler & Will Gould

    Language Arts Listening & Speaking

    Storytelling and music open the gate to imagination, intuition, and self-expression and the students will never look at reading and music in the same way again. Students will learn lessons about rhythm, jazz, and improvisation.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 30 min
    • Audience Limit: 120

    30 minute Performance: $269

  • Wee Do Wap: Jazz Music

    The Naptown Jazz 5

    An introductory jazz performance for young children. Students will learn the fundamentals of jazz, with tunes ranging from Duke Ellington to nursery rhymes. Students will sing along with “Old McDonald Had a Band”, which introduces the live sounds of a trumpet, tenor sax, piano, and drum set.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 30 min
    • Audience Limit: 120

    30 minute Performance: $526

  • Tapping with Goldilocks

    Tap Team Two - Dates Available: April 9-13, 2018

    Math Patterns & Sequence

    Students are introduced to patterns and rhythms as one dancer narrates the story and the other represents each character with different steps and sounds.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 30 min
    • Audience Limit: 120

    30 minute Performance: $325
    Mileage fee additional

  • Tortoise and the Hare

    Adzooks Puppets

    Life Skills

    The classic Aesop fable comes to life for students in this tale about the infamous race. The audience helps the race end well and discovers that there are no losers when it comes to friendship.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 30 min
    • Audience Limit: 120
    Single: $260

    30 minute Performance: $260
    Mileage from Martinsville, IN additional

  • Arts for Learning Lessons

    AFL Signature Residencies

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading Teamwork

    This ground-breaking literacy curriculum blends the creativity and discipline of the arts with cutting-edge learning science to raise student achievement in reading and writing.

    Unit 1: Character Clues in Action! tableau & point of view

    Unit 2: Graphic Story Adventures graphic novel & visualization

    Unit 3: Everyday Heroes collage & synthesizing

    Unit 4: Planting a Community music & inference

    Unit 5: Words in Motion poetry, dance, & vocabulary

    These Units are designed for teachers with little or no arts experience or background. Anyone can learn these dynamic artsintegration techniques!

    *National program developed in collaboration by the University of Washington and Young Audiences, Inc.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 180 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    Three-hour workshop, 25 teacher limit, starting at: $563

  • Learning Earth’s Processes Through Movement

    Melli Hoppe

    Science

    Teachers of grades 3-6 will learn how to deepen their students’ understanding of the Earth’s processes using simple choreographic principles such as space, time, force, and motion.

    *Developed in collaboration with the Kennedy Centers Partners in Education Program at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    Three-hour workshop: $563

  • Math in Your Feet – For Teachers

    Malke Rosenfeld

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Health & Wellness Life Skills Math Patterns & Sequence Physical Education Problem Solving Teamwork

    Math in Your Feet professional development workshops are active and hands-on, empowering teachers to learn and teach the movement, rhythm and math aspects of this program. These workshops are for classroom teachers of grades 3-6 and PE and music specialists. K-2 teachers will find the material adaptable for the younger grades.

    Learn how to: use simple foot-based dance patterns to orient students in space; apply problem solving strategies to the choreographic process;  challenge students to learn and apply principles of transformation and symmetry to dance patterns; infuse your classroom with math vocabulary used in context; help students communicate their creative work using written reflections, word studies, graphs, symbols, and maps.

    Detailed workshop packet and PDF of all classroom materials provided.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 180 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Available as the full experience in two three-hour sessions: $1,126
    Or a single three-hour session: $563
    Mileage from Bloomington, IN additional