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Dance, Health Education, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

West Virginia Dance Company

About the Artist

Founded in 1977, West Virginia Dance Company continues to delight audiences of all ages with its blend of educational, entertaining and thought-provoking modern dance. The company produces professional in-school arts-based learning experiences for K-12 students. Recognized for both artistic achievement and excellence in arts education, West Virginia Dance Company reaches tens of thousands of students and teachers each year.

This multicultural program takes students on an around-the-world journey exploring the seven continents through the art of dance.  A one-hour assembly performance features seven original dance works, each representing a specific continent and introducing related topics in math, science, literature, history and culture.  Each dance is preceded by a brief oral presentation that includes an overview of the curricular subject represented in the dance, provides insight into the creative process and offers learning cues for interpretation and understanding.  A one-hour, grade-specific companion workshop is also included during which students explore STEAM topics in depth through creative movement and work together to create their own compositions.  A detailed, grade-specific study guide is also included and the entire program is aligned with Common Core Standards.  Teacher workshops are also available. 

Grade LevelsK-12
MaximumsUnlimited Students, 2 hours, 2/day
Technical Requirements

Preferred performance space of 30’x30’, but smaller spaces can be accommodated. Easy access to performing area with dressing room and bathroom nearby. Access to space 2 hours in advance. Facility contact to assist upon arrival. Company provides dance floor and sound equipment and strikes in less than 30 minutes.
 

Total Fee1 performance and 1 workshop- $1,980 / 2 performances and 2 workshops (same day and same school)- $3,300 / 2 performance and 2 workshops (same day and different school)- $3,576
School Portion1 performance and 1 workshop- $990 / 2 performances and 2 workshops (same day and same school)- $1,650 / 2 performance and 2 workshops (same day and different school)- $1,788

References

  • Carolyn Buzbee, Independence Middle School, 304-683-4542
  • Terry Shumate, Pineville Middle School, 304-732-6442

Website

www.wvdanceco.com