Dance to Learn is a curriculum-based creative movement program for 2-5 grades, designed to overlap with academic areas and to fulfill New Jersey educational standards related to Dance.
A four-year interdisciplinary and inclusive dance curriculum, Dance to Learn meets or exceeds the NJ Department of Education Core Curriculum Standards for Dance and the National Core Arts Standards in Dance. Both arts-based and truly arts-integrated, Dance to Learn encourages students to explore, internalize and transform classroom learning while developing their individual creative voices.
Dance to Learn School Partners receive:
- 12 – 16 residency class periods with a Nimbus teaching artist (through zoom or in-person when available)
- Opportunity for students grades 1-5 to attend a school-day matinee performance by Nimbus’ acclaimed professional company (through live-stream performance or in-person when available)
- PD and planning session for participating classroom teachers
- A final produced showcase
Here is what Teachers and Students are saying about Dance to Learn:
“Students are happy to dance and show their feelings through movement and at the end of the lesson, they are smiling, proud, and happy. Nimbus is providing an outlet for them to express their deepest feelings without judgement, just through dance.”5th Grade Teacher, PS 5
“The experience has been amazing for both the students and the teachers. The ability to take the content they are learning in their classes and bring it into the world of dance has been incredible. When the student showcased their work last year, their parents were completely floored by what they had choreographed.
The experience has had a positive impact on our students, especially our male students. The idea of dance for boys was foreign to some of our parents…After seeing their sons perform, all of the returning parents were anxious to have their sons participate again this year.”Myani Lawson, Head of School, Bergen-Lafayette Montessori
Past and Present Partners with Nimbus:
DR. MICHAEL CONTI SCHOOL – PS 5
CORNELIA F. BRADFORD SCHOOL – PS 16
RAPHAEL DE J. CORDERO School – PS 37
Our Lady of Czestochowa School
Become a part of the Dance To Learn community!
Together we can advance the frontiers of dance education.
For more information, contact: Hannah@nimbusdanceworks.org