RC Dance Discovery
“Let us read, and let us dance, these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
WHO WE ARE
“Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before..”
–Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic
Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable about folk dance and choreography. She has a wonderful way of encouraging students to be creative and enthusiastic and is capable of working with students of all abilities. Rebecca has a wealth of resources to support the curriculum.
–Music Teacher, Cold Spring ES
Under Rebecca’s direction, my high school dancers created unique choreography that they were able to perform in several community settings. Her classes were well organized and students were able to realize their potential as dancers and choreographers.
–Dance Teacher, Thomas S. Wootton HS
Working with Rebecca is the trifecta of dance residency arts. She knows dance, knows children, and knows how to make planning and learning fun! Any teacher or class would be fortunate to work with her with any content!
–First Grade Teacher, Kensington Parkwood ES
Our school had the pleasure of seeing a favorite children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are, come to life. The performance took place in one of our classrooms, and the dancers transformed the space into magical land of where the wild things are… It was an enjoyable show with fluid scene changes and creative props. The costumes were unique to each character. They truly brought a story to stage!
–Preschool Teacher, Georgetown Hill Early School
Folk Dance Journey Around the World was an excellent assembly! The performers were dynamic, entertaining and extremely professional. They really grabbed the kids’ attention right from the start! I loved the way that they interacted with the students and staff throughout the performance
–PTA President, Manor Woods ES
LESSONS ARTS TEACH
The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons in that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
From: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, in Chapter 4, What the Arts teach and How it Shows. (pp. 70-92).
Yale University Press.
“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.”
–Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat
“Brain research tells us that when the fun stops, learning often stops too. The truth is that when we scrub joy and comfort from the classroom, we distance our students from effective information processing and long-term memory storage. Instead of taking pleasure from learning, students become bored, anxious, and anything but engaged. They ultimately learn to feel bad about school and lose the joy they once felt.” From The Neuroscience of Joyful Education,by Judy Willis (Summer 2007)
To book a dance residency, workshop, or performance,
For more information about programs call 301-943-0310.
Funding and grants available