Arts - in - Education Virtual Programming

Footworks is a leader in the field of Arts-In-Education and has been dedicated to youth and family audiences since the inception of the Company over 40 years ago.

VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM

Keeping the Beat: Multicultural Influences in American Music and Dance

Footworks performs it’s beloved assembly “Keeping the Beat” virtually conveying the power and joy of percussive dance while illuminating the historical and multicultural roots of American music and dance. Footworks’ virtual program can

 be either synchronous or asynchronous and allows the teacher to choose accompanying virtual enrichment activities directly relating to the program.  Students will learn about the diversity and commonality of the people of North Carolina, the United States, and the world.   Students will gain an understanding of music and dance as an essential aspect of history and human experience in an entertaining performance that includes lots of audience participation and fun and will keep students on the edge of their virtual seats.  The program includes music, American clogging and hamboning, Irish step dance, African dance, call-and-answer songs and more. Footworks specializes in performing the music and dance that developed across the continent, stemming from African-American, Celtic, and Native American cultural traditions.   The synchronous program includes both prerecorded and live elements with artists teaching dance steps, leading songs, and interacting with students in real time.  The asynchronous program allows the students to watch the dance performance at home in small sections in their own time and the pace determined by their teacher.  Each performance clip is accompanied by a participatory element where students get to learn a dance step from that culture, learn a song, or complete an activity.

Grade Levels: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Curriculum Connectors: Multi-Cultural, History/Social Studies, Music, Dance, and Physical Education

VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM

Irish Roots and American Branches

Footworks performs “Irish Roots and American Branches” virtually. Performing live Irish music and dance with their descendant American styles, Footworks illuminates the American story of traditions coming from the Old World and meeting others here, resulting in new traditions. Footworks’ virtual program can be either synchronous or asynchronous and allows the teacher to choose accompanying virtual enrichment activities directly relating to the program.  Students learn the powerful role the Irish played in the shaping of North Carolina, the United States, and American culture. The program varies for different grade levels but all performances include lots of audience participation (learning songs and dance steps) and a stellar music and dance performance. This program is tailored to fit all ages groups. The synchronous program includes both prerecorded and live elements with artists teaching dance steps, leading songs, and interacting with students in real time.  The asynchronous program allows the students to watch the dance performance at home in small sections in their own time and the pace determined by their teacher.  Each performance clip is accompanied by a participatory element where students get to learn a dance step from that culture, learn a song, or complete an activity. Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, World Languages, English Language Arts, American History, Music, Dance.

Grade Levels: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Curriculum Connectors: Multi-Cultural, History/Social Studies, American History, Music, Dance and Movement

VIRTUAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Roots and Rhythm

Footworks virtually teaches traditional music and dance in a way that makes participation accessible and fun. Residency workshops are custom tailored to fit the needs of each class and can include teaching the entire class a dance from one of the following cultures or focusing on each students heritage.  The “My Heritage” residency leads students through learning about their own heritage and then either having them share with us a dance step they learned from their parents, grandparents, etc. or Footworks’ teaching them a step from a culture that is part of their heritage.  Residencies culminate in a virtual sharing where students learn a song and share their culture and dance step in a virtual video that will be created for each class.  Students may learn dances from Ireland, Africa, America, Native American, Mexico, Honduras, Scotland, China and many other dances from a myriad of cultures. Singing, hamboning, and improvisational exercises are also included and the residency brings students together in an interactive way that connects and engages them virtually to each other and to the culture they are learning. The residency is custom designed to fit the needs of your school.  

Virtual Residency 1-2 artists. Curriculum Connections: Multicultural, History/Social Studies, Music, Dance, P.E.
Grade Level: K-12

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