Blue Sky Theater - The Elements of Dance: Film and the Resource Package

 

Blue Sky Theater: The Elements of Dance (approximately 20 minutes) and the Resource Package comes as an effort to continue bringing dance and education virtually as well as face to face interactions into your classroom despite the challenging times we are all experiencing. Thanks to the Utah Education Network’s generous support, we had the opportunity to reimagine our education and outreach programming in ways that we could not have imagined before. As a positive outcome of this tumultuous time, we were able to create a resource for teachers that will benefit their classrooms well beyond this unconventional year. 

The first film in the series, Blue Sky Theater: The Elements of Dance brings to you the beautiful and inspiring sceneries of Utah and shows how dancers find their movements everywhere, as long as they are under a blue sky. They also artistically and skillfully demonstrate the elements of dance. It is followed by a series of Youtube tutorials where each of the concepts shown in the film is broken down into simple steps classroom teachers can immediately use. All the creative and inspirational activities are designed to be adaptable for all kinds of teaching situations, however, we offer special considerations for online/virtual teaching strategies.

The film Blue Sky Theater: The Elements of Dance  

* If you don't have the password, please sign up by clicking on the below link and filling out the form. (1 minute to fill out).  LINK: Request for access: Blue Sky Theater: The Elements of Dance Film

 

 Access Introduction and Recommended Use of the Blue Sky Theater Resource Package from here.

 

  • Take advantage of the pre-made student hand outs below.

pdfBefore you watch the film: Student Handout

pdfAfter you watch the film: Student Handout 

 

Youtube Tutorials and Teacher Guides

Below are the links to the Youtube Tutorials, accompanying Teacher Guides, and Spanish transcripts of the videos. Each concept you saw in the film is broken down into simple exercises you can use with your students.  No dance experience or serious background necessary!  In this day and age, it is important that students get up and move, and YOU get up and move - and it is only more fun if you do it together with your students.

So afraid not - check out these tutorials and have fun moving and shaking with your class!   

Tutorial Part 1: Body as an Instrument with Juan Carlos Claudio

Tutorial Part 2: Space with Ai Fujii Nelson

Tutorial Part 3: Shape with Juan Carlos Claudio

Tutorial Part 4: Time with Ai Fujii Nelson

Tutorial Part 5: Energy with Ai Fujii Nelson

Tutorial Part 6: Community Dance with Juan Carlos Claudio

 

 


After using some or all of the Blue Sky Theater resource package, let us know how it went!  Give us your honest feedbacks - your thoughts are very important and valuable to us. 

Evaluation Form for the Blue Sky Theater Resource Package