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Dance, Music, Literary

Living Rhythms

About the Artist

Do you want a truly interactive experience in which your students are the stars? We provide a drum for every student in our workshops, and our performances are an action-packed adventure with African Drum and Dance. Looking for someone who can really connect with your students? Living Rhythms has worked with over 170,000 students throughout the US for the last 16 years.

Off your seat and on your feet! Your students are part of the show from the very first note during this truly interactive adventure through the world of West African Drum and Dance! With nonstop audience participation, the entire student body becomes a part of the music and dance, while learning about West African history and sharpening their abilities with respect, communication and teamwork. This program is specifically designed around Common Core Standards, touching on multiple Anchor Standards for Social Studies, Language, and Arts Education. Featuring a surprise teacher participation twist as the grand finale!
 

Grade LevelsK-5
MaximumsUnlimited Students, 45-60 minutes, 2/day
Special Populations

Learning Disabilities (LD), Emotional Disorder (ED), Exceptional Children (EC)

Technical Requirements

Large space or stage, one microphone with PA system, access to space at least 1 hour prior to performance

Total Fee1 Afternoon performance- $980 / 2 Afternoon performance (same day and same school)- $1,250
School Portion1 Afternoon performance- $490 / 2 Afternoon performance (same day and same school)- $625

Put a drum in your students’ hands and teach them to dance! A drum is provided for each student, and participants learn music and songs that represent the folkloric traditions of several different African ethnic groups. Students learn the dances that historically accompany the musical selections. Students get a first-hand experience of how the values of listening, teamwork, and respect directly contribute to our success - both artistically and personally. This program is specifically designed around Common Core Standards, touching on multiple Anchor Standards for Reading, Math, Social Studies, Language, and Arts Education. Featuring a culminating student performance!

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums30 Students, 45-50 minutes, 3 day/5 day including student performance
Special Populations

Learning Disabilities (LD), Emotional Disorder (ED), Exceptional Children (EC)

Technical Requirements

Space and chairs for 30 students and two artists to sit in a circle

Total Fee2 day residency - $2,136 / 3 day residency - $2,450 / 5 day residency - $3,750
School Portion2 day residency - $712 / 3 day residency - $817 / 5 day residency - $1,250

Same program as residency with the exception of no student performance.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums30 Students, 45-60 minutes, 3 day/5 day including student performance
Special Populations

Learning Disabilities (LD), Emotional Disorder (ED), Exceptional Children (EC)

Technical Requirements

Space and chairs for 25 students and two artists to sit in a circle, located where the sound of drumming will not disturb others. 

Total Fee6 workshop sessions - $1,176
School Portion6 workshop sessions - $588

References

Website

www.livingrhythms.com