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Shawn Whistler

About the artist

In addition to being a ballroom dance instructor, Mr. Whistler has experience in classroom instruction as a former Spanish teacher for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. His experiences as both an artist and trained educator provide an unique blend to his teaching workshops.


Creative Movement & Digital Game Design


Students will get hands-on with the computer software GameMaker with step-by-step instructions on how to begin creating their own video game. Interwoven throughout the residency are lessons in creative movement and the relationship between action/reaction in real life and in a video game.  *Mobile laptop lab can be provided

This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Life Skills
  • Grades: 6-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30

5-day: $438

Latin Ballroom Dancing


Students will observe Latin ballroom dancing and will dance in pairs learning steps from the cha cha, the merengue, or rumba.

This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Health & Wellness Life Skills Physical Education Social Studies South/Central Amer. & Carribean Culture Teamwork World History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $150 Multiple: $125

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