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Percussive Dance: Unlocking the Human Instrument

from The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

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Do you enjoy expressing yourself through dance? Have you ever tried to use your body as an instrument of rhythm? Percussive dance combines drumming and dance in a welcoming environment catered to beginning and advanced movers alike. This class is about grooving along with our own internal rhythms in order to make music as a group. Explore the synthesis of global cultures in percussive dance in a fun, supportive atmosphere. 

Program Rating

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $150.00


An invoice will be sent within one week following the completed program session(s). For questions regarding your invoice, please email Tameka Davidson, education@thecowlescenter.org

Length

60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

6

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

International, Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Health/Physical Education, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Brain Research Dance


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Zoom



Booking Information

This program is available Monday-Friday between 9:00-4:00 PM CST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

Minneapolis, MN
United States

The Cowles Center is a dance and performing arts hub that promotes movement and growth through supportive space to create and collaborate, engages audiences through dynamic performances, and educates artists of all ages through robust and inclusive education and community engagement programming.

We program an exciting season annually, representing more than 20 local artists and companies that showcase the depth and breadth of the Twin Cities' professional dance scene. 

We partner with artists and companies in our season by providing free marketing and production support, letting the artists focus on their performances. 

We educate through robust, high-quality arts learning programs serving students of all ages, statewide, via residencies, workshops, and student matinees. 

We support the growth and life-cycle of dancers and companies through our below-market-rate offices, studios and stages; and through community engagement programs, McKnight Fellowships, and our MERGES co-production program. 

Contact:
Tameka Davidson
education@thecowlescenter.org
612-709-6185

Program Details

Format

1) Group warm up with music where we begin to move to the beat of the song and play with time.
2) Brief History of African Dance- call and response exercise
3) Brief History of Irish Step Dancing - add on exercise
4) Groups Create own rhythms in Poly Rhythm exercise
5) Synthesize all of the exercises into one short performance piece.

Objectives

1) Develop an understanding of how cultures blend to create new art forms
2) Build an appreciation for own bodies as instruments
3) Explore group rhythms, and group listening
4) BE LOUD, HAVE FUN

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards:
Content Standard: 1: Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance
- Students accurately identify and demonstrate basic dance steps, positions, and patterns for dance from two different styles or traditions
- Students demonstrate accurate memorization and reproduction of movement sequences
- Students describe the action and movement elements observed in a dance, using appropriate movement/dance vocabulary

Content Standard: 3: Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
- Students observe and explain how different accompaniment (such as sound, music, spoken text) can affect the meaning of a dance

Content Standard: 5: Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods
- Students competently perform folk and/or classical dances from various cultures; describe similarities and differences in steps and movement styles