DANCE IS EDUCATION
DDC is well known for superb dance education classes and workshops for all ages and abilities in schools and communities.
DDC “Community Connect”
Schools & Communities
School & Community Residencies
What We Offer
DDC combines an informal performance and lecture by DDC dancers in your school. This is an opportunity for students to enjoy watching dance close up and learn more about the creative process. Talk-back sessions are conducted after each performance.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS - Creative Movement Classes K-12
Designed for students to discover and explore educational concepts and language in a non-threatening and joyful atmosphere. DDC artists conduct guided movement explorations using ideas of time, space, and energy. Students are motivated to find new ways of expressing ideas through the use of their entire body.
Explores the elements of dance combined with creative writing, music and visual arts through guided exercises.
WORKSHOPS/MASTER CLASSES - (Middle/HS students)
DDC teaches all levels of technique including modern dance, jazz, ballet, and hip hop as well as improvisation and choreography workshops.
PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANY EXPERIENCE - (Middle/HS students)
DDC dance artists will choreograph new works for your school dance groups. This is an opportunity for your dancers to perform in a professional venue and be seen by distinguished audiences.
ARTS IN EDUCATION GRANTS are available through the Michigan Arts and Cultural Council. Yearly deadline is June 1. Information, applications and guidelines can be found online.