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K-12 Arts Integration

The world's most vibrant music & dance forms are represented in our Cultural Arts Integration Residency program for K-12 students. Our roster of professional teaching artists bring traditional arts into the classroom to merge cultural education with core curriculum. Choose from these award-winning dance and music programs for your school or youth group.

African Dance (grades K-12)

Time honored classic choreography & songs recount legendary tales from the African diaspora.

 

Dance Around the World (Pre-K through grade12)

A sampling of folk dance and traditions from

the four corners of the globe!

 

Keiki Hula: Hawaiian Dance for Kids 

(Pre-K through grade12) This program combines folklore,

music and song & dance to uncover the origins, history

and culture of the 50th state. 

 

Rockin', Rollin" & Dancin' (grades 3 through grade 12) 

A fun exploration of the movements that defined the

mid-20th century.

 

Ritmos Latinos (Pre-K through grade12)

An exhuberant celebration of dance from the Caribbean and Central & South America.

 

Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids (Pre-K through grade 12)

This program improves students physical and emotional

well-being by combining yoga practice with mindfulness activites.

What Educators Are Saying

Agramont

Academic & Technology Institute

"..With no degree of hesitation, I assure you; working with Ethnic Arts Institute will be a pleasurable and memorable experience. I contracted with their artists to lead my 4th and 5th graders in the  “Rockin, Rollin' & Dancin'” residency. What the students and I received was a U.S. cultural history lesson that opened up doors of multi-ethnic and intergenerational understanding through dance."

Middle School

African Dance Residency

"..As someone who has worked in public and private schools in both Massachusetts and California, I can honestly say Ethnic Arts Institute's teaching artists have the “whole package”. After a strong recommendation from our school’s Music and Movement Director, I invited them to conduct the African dance residency with my 8th grade history class. I could not have hoped for a better presentation.  As the artist taught the dance, she offered fascinating commentary on its cultural and historical contexts. Even the most reluctant

Chinese American Int’l School 5thGrade Residency

“….I hold a Master’s degree in dance and have worked as a movement educator for more than 20 years. When I came in contact with (Ethnic Arts), I recognized quality teachers offering quality movement experiences. The artists’ command of the material is masterful; offering a physical workout that challenges the mind and communicates cultural information. In other words, Ethnic Arts Institute’s programs satisfy mind, body and spirit….”

 

"...Ethnic Arts Institute' teaching artists emphasize the cultural background for each dance as they model the movements to inspire students of all ages and abilities. As a result, the experience assumes a dimension of meaning