Dance to Learn
“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
"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!
The Geraldine R Dodge Foundation partners with Dance New Jersey, Young Audiences, professional dance companies and teachers to bring the Dance to Learn experience to students across the state of New Jersey.
What is Dance to Learn?
a four-year interdisciplinary and inclusive dance curriculum with the goal to advance dance education in schools and community settings.
The Dance To Learn curriculum is both arts-based and truly arts-integrated because it:
encourages students to explore, internalize and transform classroom learning and 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
Dance to Learn, in partnership with Young Audiences, is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
All 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 Dance to Learn to your school, email Director of Education, Lees Hummel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 609.397.7616