Newest Programs 

The History, Music and Movement of Jazz Dance - 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

Swing Dance - 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 jazz. Basic swing elements such as syncopation, double-bounce groove, and footwork will provide an introduction to an era of important social and cultural shifts i...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Snowflakes: Cut and Tell A Snowflake Story, Apply It to Push/Pull, Incline, Gravity! - by Author Valerie Marsh
2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention, 2016-17
    This program is a little bit of fiction and a whole lot of science! First, children enjoy a  fiction story about snowflakes ! Then, students retell this story and create their own paper snowflake. Next up is the science! Using their snowflake, students wil...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Storytelling through Kathak: Classical Northern Indian Dance - 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:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Soul Dance Celebration - 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

Social Dance Party! - 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

Percussive Dance: Unlocking the Human Instrument - 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

Musical Theater Dance: 1950's - Today - 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

Moving through American History - 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

Mexican Hat Dance - 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

Latin Social Dances: Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Mambo, Salsa - 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, Parent, Adult Learners

Hip Hop: Fundamentals of Breaking - 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

Flamenco: (Level 3) Sevillanas - 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

Flamenco: (Level 2) Tangos Gitanos - 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 1) Tangos de Triana - 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:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Dance in Popular Culture - 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, radio, television, ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Dance Hall Days: Explore Dances of 1910-1940 - 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

Marine Mammals and Their Senses - by Pacific Marine Mammal Center
A dynamic presentation comparing and contrasting sensory systems of marine mammals and humans and why they are different. Learn how marine mammals are exquisitely adapted to life in the ocean and discuss human impacts making it harder for them to use their...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Mexican Culture: A look at central Mexico (FREE) - by Learn Around The World
2016-17
On this program, we are taking your classroom to Mexico; specifically, central Mexico. On this virtual field trip, your students will be introduced to the richness of the culture found throughout the central region of Mexico; the food, art, sports and more.
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Virtual Heart - GR3-5 (50% off w/ Scholarship) - by Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16 Honorable Mention
Participate in activities and make observations to learn how the circulatory system works. Examine heart anatomy as you observe a sheep heart dissection. 2013 Colorado Program of the Year Award Winner!
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5

Don't Feed the Bully, SPECIAL AUTHOR DISCUSSION - by Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell
2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2014-15 Honorable Mention, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
Incredible offer more than 50% off! A fantastic opportunity to have a book talk with the 9 time Pinnacle Award winning author of the TOP CHOICE award winning Don't Feed the Bully. Plus, 5 Free Copies of Don't Feed the Bully. We will instill a love of reading i...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8

CORAL REEFS - by Mote Marine Laboratory -- SeaTrek.TV
2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17
Why are coral reefs important? Discover the value of coral reefs to wildlife and how important they are to people too.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Marine Mammal Research: MANATEES! - by Mote Marine Laboratory -- SeaTrek.TV
2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17
Do you know how to train a 3000-pound relative of the elephant? Find out how Mote Marine Laboratory cares for Hugh and Buffett, our resident Florida manatees, and learn how big and smart they are. 
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners

SEA ME READ: Smiley Shark - by Mote Marine Laboratory -- SeaTrek.TV
2007-08,2008-09,2009-10,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17
SMILE! Join us on an ocean adventure and meet a lonely shark who loves to smile. Read along as we help him save the day and find some friends.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

An Interview With Benedict Arnold - Hero Or Traitor Of The American Revolution? - by The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life (Canada)
2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14,2014-15, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
Although his name became synonymous with traitor, Benedict Arnold believed himself to be a true Patriot to the end. Find out first-hand about his motives, experiences, and how his heroic actions saved the American Revolution.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Dancing Along the River Niger - by Born 2 Move Movement Adventures
2010-11 Honorable Mention,2013-14 Honorable Mention,2014-15 Honorable Mention,2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2016-17
Experience some of the dancing, drumming and singing that serve as primary forms of cultural expression along the Niger River in west and central Africa. Participants will learn about the communications of the griot (a storyteller/historian,) “talking drums,” ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII (FREE) - by The National WWII Museum
2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14 Honorable Mention,2015-16 Honorable Mention
Throughout World War II, African Americans pursued a Double Victory—one over the Axis abroad and the other over discrimination at home. Major cultural, social, and economic shifts amid a global conflict played out in the lives of these Americans. The Natio...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The CCC and the New Deal - by History Live
2010-11,2011-12,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
Help save America’s natural resources
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6

Free Program--Young America - by Smithsonian American Art Museum
2015-16 Honorable Mention
The transition from colonial rule to national independence was a pivotal time in American history. Students will explore colonial and early federal art that tells the story of growing national ambitions, territorial expansion, and the beginning of industry.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Trail of Tears: a History of Southeastern Indian Removal - by Burritt on the Mountain: A Living Museum
2012-13
The Trail of Tears is one of many scars in our nation's history of relations between Native Americans and white settlers. A study of this period can provide perspective on events throughout American history as well as on problems that we still face today. Legi...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

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