Segerstrom Center for the Arts is committed to providing all residents in this region with opportunities to enhance their knowledge of and appreciation for the performing arts. This includes students from elementary school through the university level, educators and individuals who simply want to broaden their experiences but not in a structure that is strictly academic. These programs achieve two especially important objectives: they develop the audiences of the future and, by integrating the arts into the standard curriculum, enhance learning, creative thinking, cognitive and social skills.
The Center’s Arts Teach Program features an extensive roster of more than 75 professional artists in music, dance, theater and visual arts from around the globe who specialize in performing for school assemblies, family nights, student workshops, teacher professional development and residencies. These occur at the Center, in schools and at community venues throughout Southern California. Arts Teach is an enriching arts-in-education program that provides the wonder and excitement of live performance and hands-on activities to schools and community organizations.
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-556-2122, X 4310
Dance and Community: Increase focus, concentration, group cooperation, cohesiveness and develop feelings of success and self-confidence through traditional folk dances from various cultures. Students will use their bodies as active tools to learn about different cultures and to understand their own communities in new ways. They will engage in creative exercises giving them the ability to create their own movement vocabulary and their own community dance.
Dances of the United States/California: Explore dances that were brought to or created in the United States while developing coordination, focus, control, teamwork and partnering skills. This residency makes a direct connection to 4th and 5th grade social studies curriculum through the learning of dances from early U.S. history. The sessions can also include dances related to Fort Ross, California Ranchos and the Gold Rush.
Legends Through Dance: Discover basic elements that allow a dancer to communicate a story through the body. By exploring dances from other cultures, these workshops allow students to survey the basic elements of dance, learn how to communicate or tell a story through gestures and bring a legend to life through movement. This residency connects to the language arts standard, utilizing dance as a medium to tell stories.
Arts Teach Staff
(714) 556-2122 x4310
To be determined
ARTIST NEEDS: Empty space approximately 30’ x 30’; One adult helper per 30 students (certified teacher must be present); White board or chalk board with pens or chalk; Name tags for students; Water for artist; One parking space; CD player; Electrical outl
At your site
3 to 10 sessions: $125 per session per class
11 or more sessions: $100 per session per class
Minimum four classes per day must be scheduled