School Residencies

For over 15 years Robin has been working in public schools as an artist-in-residence, sharing her love of traditional song and dance and connecting them to curriculum.  She has taught all grade levels. What people are saying...

A sample of school projects include:

  • A History Of The American People Through Song And Dance
  • One Big Family: Songs and Dances From Around The World.
  • Dancing Is Poetry In Motion (High Five project focusing on rhyming and finger-plays)
  • Barn Dance!  Dances of Minnesota Immigrants
  • People and Patterns

Robin enjoys collaborating with teachers to integrate dancing into the curriculum.  She chooses material that can be adopted for classroom use by the teacher after the residency is finished.

School residencies can be any length and configuration.  For example:

  • 1-2 days per week for 2-4 weeks (Twin Cities metro area only).
  • 2-5 consecutive days.

Robin loves to end her residencies with a “Family Dance Party” during which families are invited to come to school and dance with their children.  The students have an opportunity to be leaders and share the new dances in a fun and festive school community gathering.

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