Description: Through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Eisenhower Dance, in collaboration with Beaumont Hospitals, has created an outstanding educational program addressing childhood overweight issues. Through lecture demonstrations, movement activities, family fun nights and performances, the program inspires children to make healthy lifestyle choices. The full residency project is 3-8 weeks in length, but shorter workshops can also be presented.
Age Group: All ages, Grades 3-5 preferred Length of Residency: 3-8 weeks Curriculum Standards: Health Education Content Standards and Benchmarks, Arts Education Content Standards and Benchmarks for Dance Curriculum Goals: Primary Message: Striving to balance the three keys to healthy living: nutrition, activity and emotional health. Supplementary Message: Making healthy living choices now leads to a brighter future, including less dependence on medications and a lower prevalence for certain diseases.
KIDS 'N MOTION RESIDENCY
Description: Through lecture demonstrations, creative movement exploration, team building activities and performances, the program teaches children about the art of dance, movement and creative expression. The residency can be designed for 1-6 weeks.
Age Group: Grade 3-8
School Assembly: One or more Kids 'n Motion Lecture Demonstration Assemblies are included.
Curriculum Standards: Arts Education Content Standards & Benchmarks for Dance
SPECIALLY DESIGNED EDUCATIONAL RESIDENCIES
Description: Eisenhower Dance can design residencies lasting one to six weeks that meet the curricular or arts education needs of the school. Residencies can include creative dance workshops, lecture demonstrations, master classes, performances and classroom visitations for participation and discussion.
Age Group: All ages School Assembly: One or more Kids 'n Motion Lecture Demonstration assemblies are included with the program. Residency: Yes Length of Residency: 3-8 weeks Curriculum Standards: Arts Education Content Standards and Benchmarks for Dance
Description: Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower accepts commissions to set her choreography on other companies or pre-professional dance programs. Programs can be designed to allow student companies to perform Ms. Eisenhower’s choreography as part of a collaborative performance with Eisenhower Dance.
Age Group: Middle School and older Length of Residency: 1 week
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMUNITY DANCERS
Description: This is Eisenhower Dance’s most requested community activity. The company sends dancers in advance of the scheduled performance to work with local dancers. Company members teach the participants a dance which they perform in concert with Eisenhower Dance. Dances range from easy to advanced in difficulty. Contact us to discuss possibilities.
Age Group: All ages Length of Residency: 2 hours to 1 week