The Flynn Presents

Kickline

Burlington Waterfront
Grades 3-8


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About

Join the Flynn for a day of dancing and community building at the Burlington Waterfront. Kickline is a program developed by the Flynn to create a fun, interactive, multi-school dance event to start off the school year. This program is designed for elementary and middle school students and aims to get kids and teachers moving together. On October 3, we’ll spend the day together working with trained teaching artists to learn some basic dance moves. Then we'll all put these dance moves together to create a dance routine that is accessible to everyone, regardless of experience. For those who want to continue Kickline back at school, we’ll offer an opportunity to sign up for teaching artist visits during the year to build on the dance moves you learned. 


Benefits of dance

In addition to providing physical health benefits, dance education has been shown to support emotional well-being and social-emotional skill development, including awareness of self and others, self-discovery, self-confidence, collaboration, creativity and emotional release and expression.  Studies reveal that dance classes can have a positive impact on student achievement, teacher satisfaction, and school culture. Read the NDEO study on the impact of dance in K-12 settings


VT graduation proficiencies

How Kickline relates to Vermont content area graduation proficiencies and performance indicators

CREATE

Experiment with elements of dance and a variety of stimuli to create work (choreographed or improvised) by exploring personal movement preferences and strengths to challenge skills. (DA:Cr1.1.HSIa)

PRESENT 

Space: Develop partner and ensemble skills that show understanding of spatial designs and relationships (i.e., lifts, balances, formations, transitions, etc.). (DA:Pr4.1.HSIa)

Energy: Develops body awareness by connecting energy and dynamics to movements and applying them through all parts of the body. (DA:Pr4.1.HSIc)

Develop a plan for healthful practices in dance activities and everyday life including nutrition and injury prevention. (DA:Pr5.1.HSIb)

RESPOND 

Compare different dances using dance terminology, discuss artistic ideas, and explain how relationships occur within the elements of dance and dance technique. (DA:Re8.1.HSI)

CONNECT 

Compare the process used in the choreography to that of other creative, academic, or scientific processes when creating a solo/group dance that answers a question or problem (i.e., dance in relation to other disciplines, integrated themes, historical/current events, socio-political issues, etc.). (DA:Cn10.1.HSIb)

Vermont Portrait of a Graduate Performance Indicators: Learner Agency, Well-Being, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Communication.


STUDENT MATINEE SERIES

Student matinee performances illustrate the dynamic relationship between the performing arts and the subjects explored in the classroom. Tickets are available at a discounted rate of $10 for schools and homeschoolers.

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