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Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

  • Category:
    • Dance
    • Music

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • auditorium
    • virtual
    • Keeping the Beat: Multicultural Influences in American Music and Dance

      Description:

      “Footworks conveys the power and joy of percussive dance while illuminating the multicultural roots of American music and dance, including African, European and Native American traditions. Live music and an exciting array of percussive dances are performed, including step dance, gumboot dance, tap, clogging and hamboning, along with inspiring audience participation.

      Workshops and Arts Integrated Residencies Available.
      Grade Levels: K-12, Adult
      MSAC AiE and AiR funds available

      Curriculum Connections

      Social Studies, American History, Dance and Movement, Music

      This program can be completed virtually:
      Yes

    • Irish Roots and American Branches

      Description:

      Performing live Irish music and dance with their descendant American styles, Footworks illuminates the American story of traditions coming from the Old World and meeting others here, resulting in new traditions. Students learn the powerful role the Irish played in the shaping of Maryland, the United States and American culture.

      Workshops and Arts Integrated Residencies Available.
      Grade Levels: K-12, Adult
      MSAC AiE and AiR funds available

      Curriculum Connections

      Social Studies, Maryland History, American History, Dance and Movement, Music

      This program can be completed virtually:
      Yes

    • Roots and Rhythm: Exploring the Cultural Diversity of the United States through Multicultural Traditional Dance

      Description:

      This arts-integrated residency explores the diversity and commonality of the people of the United States. Dances and their histories from different cultures are taught in a fun and inviting way, bringing students together in rhythms and songs that build community and connect participants to each other and to their shared American heritage.

      Grade Levels: K-12, Adult
      MSAC AiE and AiR funds available

      Curriculum Connections

      Social Studies, American History, Dance and Movement

      This program can be completed virtually:
      Yes

  • Name or Art Agency:
    Young Audiences
    Email:
    info@yamd.org
    Phone:
    (410) 837-7577
    Address:
    2600 North Howard Street, Suite 1300 Baltimore, Maryland 21218

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