A Day in the Life of a Dance Teaching Artist

It is always an amazing sight to see new students ‘get it’.  There is a moment during class when a young person realizes – they can do lots more than they’ve given themselves credit for.  What a joy it is to be part of this.

Arts integration is a term applied to an approach to teaching and learning that uses the fine and performing arts as primary pathways to learning. Arts integration differs from traditional arts education by its inclusion of both an arts discipline and a traditional subject as part of learning (e.g. using improvisational drama skills to learn about conflict in writing.) The goal of arts integration is to increase knowledge of a general subject area while concurrently fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of the fine and performing arts.

8:00am     Character in Motion Class with 3rd graders at PCMS

9:00am     Moving to Math Class with 4th graders at PCMS

1:30pm     Moving to Math with 4th graders at Minerva Elementary School

6:30pm     Modern Dance Technique with Dance Club at Malone University

86 Miles Traveled

59 Students Inspired

21,240 Mets of Energy Spent

1 Bleeding Floor Burn (with a smile)

*One MET is defined as the energy expenditure for sitting quietly, which, for the average adult, approximates 3.5 ml of oxygen uptake per kilogram of body weight per minute (1.2 kcal/min for a 70-kg individual). For example, a 2-MET activity requires two times the metabolic energy expenditure of sitting quietly.

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