DEIA Dance to Learn Program
"The on-site program provided our students with experiences that empowered their participation in the arts, supported their special learning needs, and educated our staff for arts integration moving forward. Melissa Roxey was an absolute pleasure to have at Mercer Elementary School; her upbeat personality and appreciation for our students was inspiring, engaging, and mesmerizing. The weekly sessions were a perfect match for our students and their learning styles."
Marianne Moller, Supervisor, Mercer Elementary School
Let’s Get Students Up and Dancing!
Bring arts integrated, innovative curriculum to your school!
What is DEIA Dance to Learn?
A four-year interdisciplinary and inclusive dance curriculum with the goal to advance dance education in schools and community settings.
Residencies designed to provide consistency and longevity in the abilities of students of all abilities to connect Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility to the arts providing visual & auditory alternatives that connect to social emotional practices.
The DEIA Dance To Learn curriculum is both arts-based and truly arts-integrated because it:
Encourages students to explore, internalize and transform classroom learning through the elements of dance while developing their individual creative voices.
Offers opportunities for students to reflect, critique and connect personal experiences to their learning of dance and in their classrooms.
Is adaptive to any dance style, genre, or culture.
Provides an inroad to kinesthetic learning and connects to language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, physical education and music curriculums.
Offers formative and summative assessment and documentation tools to help measure the effectiveness of student learning and facilitator impact
DEIA Dance to Learn, in partnership with Dance NJ, is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the VSA Kennedy Center.
All DEIA Dance To Learn residencies include a full performance by Roxey Ballet and are conducted by certified Roxey Ballet Teaching Artists and include a professional performance by Roxey Ballet's company dancers.
For more information or to bring DEIA Dance to Learn to your school, email Director of Education, Lees Hummel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 609.397.7616
“Dance to Learn ensures that students are not learning dance and movement in isolation, but are forging interdisciplinary connections with the teaching and learning taking place in our classrooms.”
Carolyn Keck, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Roxey Ballet shines light on our society, bringing awareness, education, connection and dance services to the special needs community. Their commitment to the disabled, special needs, and underprivileged allows them to positively affect our students.
Michelle DiCoio, Supervisor Mercer Elementary School