Ririe-Woodbury offers several residencies for teachers, including Kids In Motion, touring, and high school choreography. Read below for details.
Kids In Motion Two-Week Residency
Kids 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.
In State, Local, and Rural Touring
The interactive performance demonstration is taken to schools outside of the two-week residency. Ririe-Woodbury's Education Director narrates the performance demonstration while the dancers perform excerpts from the Company's repertory to illustrate dance principles of time, space, shape, and motion. Book-blocking within a district can also be arranged.
To further the extensive work Ririe-Woodbury does in the schools, they are committed to building communities through dance. Collaborating and coordinating with educators, community leaders, parents, and interested individuals, the Company can offer lecture demonstrations, performances, movement classes, teachers workshops, parent/child evenings, and other events for the community at large. Schedules are determined by the needs of the community. Three, Four, or Five day long community residencies are available.
High School Choreography Residency
Ririe-Woodbury's High School Choreography Residency takes the Company dancers into six select high schools to choreograph an original work with the high school dance company. A $350 choreographic fee is required of the school.