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  • African Dance

    Ronne Stone

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Health & Wellness Life Skills Physical Education Teamwork

    Students will join the artist on a journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea learning cultural traditions of song and dance along the way.  With the use of body movement, students will explore the elements of rhythm, shape, space, force/energy, patterns, and stories.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 90 min
    • Audience Limit: 20
    Single: $150
  • Creating Courage

    Sapphire Theatre Company

    This performance will show students that even when they are afraid, there are ways that they can find courage. The actor will face his fear of storms using simple Shakespearean text and the power of language. Students will participate from their seats to create storm sounds.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 30 min
    • Audience Limit: 120
    Single: $200
  • Creative Dance

    Melli Hoppe

    Flexible Themes Health & Wellness Physical Education

    Seasons, life cycles of plants and animals, feelings, and colors can all be used as inspiration for dance. Beginning with a warm-up that fosters creativity, Melli leads students in free movement exercises and then concludes with a movement activity that addresses classroom themes.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 90 min
    • Audience Limit: 20

    90 minute Workshop: $150
    Mileage from Michigan City, IN additional

  • Harp Music & Stories

    Melissa Gallant

    Flexible Themes Language Arts Listening & Speaking

    Students are introduced to the concert harp and will explore the connections between language and music. Students will learn to identify and respond to contrasting sounds, and will understand that musical concepts bring stories to life by communicating feelings and emotions.

    *Version available for infants and toddlers

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 90 min
    • Audience Limit: 20

    90 minute Workshop: $200

  • Harp Sounds – Music & Stories

    Melissa Gallant

    Communication Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking

    Language arts concepts will come alive as students learn that music is like a story we read. Students will see how sound patterns can be transformed into music, as the artist directs students to listen for specific sounds.

    • Grades: Pre-KK-23-56-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 150
    Single: $275 Double: $476
  • Learning Syllables through Drumming

    Lawrence Clark, III

    Communication Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking

    Students will experiment with words, syllables, and articulation and create their own patterns of sounds. Students will learn about rhythm, patterns, sing songs, and rhymes.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 90 min
    • Audience Limit: 20

    90 minute Workshop: $169

  • 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
  • Music, Movement, & Storytelling

    Tharp-Perrin Gindhart Artists

    Communication Flexible Themes Health & Wellness Life Skills Physical Education

    Storytelling comes to life with creative body poses relating to nature and animals accented by live music. Students will form whole-body movements based on characters of a story and explore various musical instruments to go with their movements.

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

    90 minute Workshop: $250

  • O Pato – A Sing Along Storytime

    Cathy Morris

    Life Skills Teamwork

    Students will act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, students will take turns participating in singing, dancing, and acting while learning cooperation.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 90 min
    • Audience Limit: 20

    90 minute workshop: $150