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
Irish Dance Drama (for grades 3-5): In a creative combination of dance and drama, students learn to fuse theatrical techniques with traditional Irish dance and Celtic folktales creating truly unique performance pieces rich in Ireland’s cultural and artistic traditions. Throughout this residency students will develop skills in literacy, cultural awareness, creative expression, physical movement and dramatic performance.
Traditional, Rhythmic and Creative Irish Dance (for grades K-12): Learn the basic steps in the Reel and Jig dance. Create an original dance phrase with a partner from an assortment of Irish foot moves. Students also explore Celtic art and Ireland’s geography giving them a variety of access points into this lively culture.
Arts Teach Staff
(714) 556-2122 x4310
To be determined
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