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  • Crumpet the Trumpet

    Fort Wayne Dance Collective

    Watch the enchanting musical tale of the award winning* children’s book, Crumpet the Trumpet, by Kristine Papillon come to life through movement!  This multi-media production blends together a soundtrack of classical music, beautiful illustrations from the book, and dance, as Mrs. Trumpet tries to soothe baby Crumpet to sleep.  This interactive show will have children creating their own unique movement for each different instrument, and give them the chance to touch and see live classical instruments up close.  Crumpet the Trumpet will inspire children to explore and celebrate the arts through music, dance, and literature!

    • Grades: Pre-KK-26-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300
    Single: $700 Double: $1,100
  • Sitting Still Like a Poet: Mindfulness as an Invitation to Write

    Julie Patterson

    Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Health & Wellness Language Arts Poetry Reading

    Each of us is surrounded by tens, hundreds, maybe even thousands of stories every day. But most of us don’t notice, because our minds are busy with an equal number of distractions.

    Julie will help you quiet your minds and pay attention to the “story worthy” material around you by weaving mindfulness practice with writing strategies. Learn how to look closely, visualize, and record your observations.


    • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75
  • The Writerly Life

    Julie Patterson

    Creative Writing Critical Thinking Language Arts Listening & Speaking Reading

    What’s it like to be a writer? Where do you get ideas? How do you turn ideas into texts that readers want to read? Peek inside Julie’s writing notebooks and discover what it’s like to live a writerly life. You’ll practice some of Julie’s favorite strategies for generating and developing ideas as you think about living a writerly life of your own.


    • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75 Materials:
  • Moving with Soundwaves

    Jan Aldridge

    Flexible Themes Listening & Speaking Science

    Students will explore the science of soundwaves and vibration through the harp via Dalcroze Eurhythmics, an educational technique that allows the students to gain physical awareness and experience of music through all of the senses, particularly kinesthetic. Using storytelling and movement students will bring characters to life through the music of the harp as well as gain understanding of the different frequencies of sound. By listening to the harp and interacting with the music using movement and senses – students will delve deeply into the science of soundwaves and vibration.

    • Grades: Pre-KK-23-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Double: $75
  • Drum it Out!

    Jalynn Simmons

    21st Century Skills Communication Health & Wellness Language Arts Life Skills Math Patterns & Sequence Reading Teamwork

    Students will discover their own rhythm through evidence based active engagement in hand drumming and (RMM) recreational music making activities.  Self- Esteem, Teamwork, Active Engagement, Self-Motivation, Social Skills, Life Skills, Reading Skills, Self-Respect, Math Skills, Self-control, Focus In a Learning Environment, Respect for Peers, Creative Self-Expression are addressed.

    • Grades: Pre-KK-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 47 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $110 Multiple: $100