Dancing to Connect - Methodology
Dance takes the thinking and creative processes into a physical space, providing students with a non-verbal means of expression. Through an intensive weeklong series of five-hour workshops, students find in dance a new and different way to realize themselves, using their own experiences to create their own choreography, which they then perform on stage along with Battery Dance Company’s world-class dancers.
In conjunction with the workshops, Battery Dance Teaching Artists are paired with local dance instructors who act as teacher trainees. Mirroring the BDC Teaching Artist, teacher trainees learn how to conduct the Dancing to Connect Program, ensuring the future sustainability of the program.