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Global Dance Studio

Multicultural Arts-in-Education Residency

The Global Dance Studio offers cultural learning opportunities in music & dance from around the world. 

Our professional teaching artists and culture-bearers merge multicultural dance with core curriculum  to promote cultural literacy and enrich the PreK-12 learner experience across all academic subjects.

Choose from these award-winning 10-week residency programs for your school or youth group.

African Dance 

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

Program Length: 10 Weeks                                 

Grade Level : PreK - 12       

Standards: VAPA 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 & 5.0
Curriculum Integrations: Social Studies, World History, Science
Community Connections: World Dance Day, Black History Month, Kwanzaa


This program combines folklore, music and song & dance 

to uncover the origins, history and culture of the 50th state. 

Program Length: 10 Weeks                                   

Grade Level : PreK - 12 
Standards: VAPA 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 & 5.0
Curriculum Integrations: Social Studies, World History, Science
Community Connections: Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, May Day

Dance Around the World (Pre-K through grade12)

A sampling of folk dance and traditions from

the four corners of the globe!


Ritmos Latinos 

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

Program Length: 10  Weeks
Grade Level: PreK - 12
Standards: VAPA 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 & 5.0
Curriculum Integrations: Geography, History, Mathematics, Social Studies
Community Connections: Indigenous People's Day, Dia De Los Muertos, Carnaval

Mindful Yoga 

This program improves students physical and emotional well-being by combining yoga practice with mindfulness activities.

Program Length: 10 Weeks
Grades: PreK - 12
Standards: Physical Education 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 & 5.0
Curriculum Integrations: Science, Geography, Physical Education
Community Connections: TBD


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K-12 School Residency Offerings
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Dedicated to cultural enrichment through

global music & traditional dance


What Educators Are Saying

Testimonial- Agramot Academic & Technology Institute


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."

Testimonial- Middle School African Dance Residency

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

Testimonial- Chinese American International School

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

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