Class Warm Up

Class Warm Up – Arts Integration Visits

In order to meet demands of the Arizona Department of Education’s K-12 Academic Standards, Ballet Arizona and Grand Canyon University’s Dance Education Program have partnered to bring a 45 minute arts integration lesson, free of cost, to your school.  Through a fun and engaging movement-based lesson, teacher candidates from GCU and Ballet Arizona staff will help prepare your students for their upcoming Student Matinee Field Trip.

Teachers:

If you are interested in utilizing more arts learning strategies in your classrooms to improve your students’ academic performance, Click here to schedule a Class Warm Up visit today!  We are available for 2 consecutive lessons per school site per day, depending on staff scheduling.*

The following is an outline of the in-class presentation, designed for groups of up to 50 students:

  1. INTRODUCTION

    • Basic facts about Classical Ballet: Story, Music, History, Terminology, Careers, Dance Elements (See Study Guide provided for more information.)
    • Show and Tell with pointe shoes and/or other costume elements.
  2. ARTS INTEGRATION LESSON

    • Whole Group Instruction: Exploring concepts through warm-up and modeling by GCU Teacher Candidates.
    • Cooperative Learning Activity:  Delving deeper in smaller groups.
    • Creative closure activity to bring the lesson home and spur further thoughts on how this experience connects to the curriculum in language arts, math, or science.

 

Schedule a Visit

*Please note – due to limited space, requested dates may not be guaranteed.