Content Provider Programs List

Dance Hall Days: Explore Dances of 1910-1940 This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Get moving while you explore how dance in the ragtime era pushed societal norms with Teaching Artist Christopher Yaeger. Listen to the big band music of the early dance halls in the United States while learning the one-step, the jitterbug, and the Charleston.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Dance in Popular Culture This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Build an understanding of how race, class, gender, and ethnicity have shaped the American experience through popular culture. Try out the basic steps of iconic dances from several historical periods, learning about how social dance, movies, television, and the...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Flamenco: (Level 1) Tangos de Triana    based on 34 evaluation(s). - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Take a journey through Spanish culture with traditional Flamenco dance and guitar demonstration, followed by a lecture about Spanish history and culture. Students learn basic Flamenco steps and work in groups to create their own song based on social and cultur...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Flamenco: (Level 2) Tangos Gitanos This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Expanding on the Flamenco Level One course, adding more complex rhythms and longer choreographic sequences. Delve deeper into Spanish history and culture with a lecture from Susana di Palma and give students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned to cre...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Flamenco: (Level 3) Sevillanas This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Learn the traditional partner dance performed at the Spring Fair in Sevilla with an explanatory lecture and lesson by Susana di Palma. Perfect for intermediate to advanced Spanish students, this course combines rhythm, movement, culture, history, creativity, a...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Have a Halloween Dance Party This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
You won't want to miss this year's Halloween Monster Hop! We'll celebrate Halloween together with dances from the 1950's and 1960's. Join Teaching Artist Christopher Yaeger as he moves to hip graveyard hits!
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4

Hip Hop: Fundamentals of Breaking    based on 19 evaluation(s). - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Trace the evolution of Hip Hop culture from its roots in New York City to its present place in the music industry. Through spinning on the grounds, kicking in the air, and top rocking the dance floor your class will discover what real Hip Hop is all about.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Latin Social Dances: Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Mambo    based on 27 evaluation(s). - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Trace the roots of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, and Mambo back to their origin and discover where and how they are danced today. For students studying the Spanish language, our bilingual Teaching Artists will be happy to teach in Spanish to provide an imm...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Mexican Hat Dance    based on 22 evaluation(s). - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
The Mexican Hat Dance is a fun and easy way to learn about the culture and history of Mexico. Through a short lecture on the origins of the Mexican Hat Dance and a lesson on the basic movements, this class provides a great introduction to the rich history of M...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Moving through American History This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Take a trip through American History, from jazz to soul, from funk to hip hop in this engaging and fun lesson. Students will learn the basic steps of dances from several eras in American history as well as connect these dances to specific locations, movements,...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Musical Theater Dance: 1950's - Today This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Short combinations to music from Tony Award winning musicals will take participants through a tour of Musical Theater dance history from the Golden Age of Musicals to today. The dance combinations will be inspired by the original Broadway choreography and cate...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Percussive Dance: Unlocking the Human Instrument This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
This class combines drumming and dance for beginning and advanced movers alike. We will go through the basic steps of physicalizing the beat as an individual and then build a soundscape as a class. This class is high energy, fun, and a great excuse to be as lo...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Social Dance Party!    based on 3 evaluation(s). - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Learn about the basics of social dancing and its many varieties through discussion and then try it out for yourself. Social dances are an excellent way for students to build social skills, get moving, and just have fun!
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Soul Dance Celebration This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Students will explore the fundamentals of these fun, energetic moves as they learn about the creative icons and the rich cultural dynamics of this time in American history. The workshop culminates in a festive Soul Train Line, where students can showcase the m...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Storytelling through Kathak: Classical Northern Indian Dance   based on 3 evaluation(s). - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Students will explore body percussion, how hand gestures can be used to tell a story, and basic patterns and positions. Finally they will learn to tell a simple story. Learning about the cultural and historical significance of Kathak is an interactive introduc...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Swing Dance This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Students will develop an appreciation for the history of swing dancing and its intersection with the jazz. Basic swing elements such as syncopation, double-bounce groove, and footwork will provide an introduction to an era of important social and cultural shif...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

The History, Music and Movement of Jazz Dance This program has not yet been evaluated. - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Through learning simple rhythmic movements, students get to experience the relationship between jazz dance, history, and music. Learn how jazz was born from a combination of African and European movement styles to create a dance that is uniquely American. A fa...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners



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