Kids In Motion Two-Week Residency

Yebel with studentsKids In Motion residencies are conducted annually in six, select elementary schools where the Company offers an in-depth experience over the course of two weeks, including an interactive performance demonstration, creative movement classes and a peer-to-peer performance at the end of the residency. A Parent/Child Night and a Teacher Workshop are offered and scheduled at a time convenient for each school. All students and their teachers are later invited to the annual children's show at the Capitol Theatre.

Kids In Motion is a school based, in-depth, statewide movement education residency program specifically designed to assist classroom teachers in the implementation and fulfillment of the objectives of the Utah Dance Core Curriculum. Open to all Utah school districts, grades K-12, Kids In Motion encourages students to experience, explore, create, perform, observe, critique, and gain aesthetic literacy. Through the engagement of mind/body/spirit, dance education encourages and celebrates individual differences as well as the importance of community.

These free residency programs include performances, teaching, support for teachers, a parent/child night, and a performance by the students for their peers. Participating schools attend the annual children's matinee at the Capitol Theatre. Residencies are geographically limited to the Wasatch Front and require an application process.