ArtsConnect

Project Added: January 10, 2022
Project Point of Contact: [email protected]
A dancer showing a group of elementary kids what ballet is

I LIKED WATCHING THEM PERFORM – IT REALLY HELPED ME UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE STORY. I ALSO LIKED LEARNING THINGS LIKE HOW THE ORCHESTRA PLAYS IN A PIT AND THAT BALLET DANCERS DON’T TALK WHEN PERFORMING.

– 4TH GRADER, BEVERLY GARDENS ELEMENTARY

https://daytonperformingarts.org/education/for-schools/artsconnect/

Collaborators:

ArtsConnect is a partnership with three area schools. This pilot program was developed through grants from The Hearst Foundations and The Dayton Foundation. Generous support is also provided by Winsupply Inc.

Location:

Dayton, Ohio

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Population Density:

Suburban, Urban

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OVERVIEW

ArtsConnect gives students the opportunity to experience how literary storytelling is connected to the performing arts through an integrated unit developed and co-taught by teachers and artists from the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic.

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is uniquely situated to develop and implement an arts education model integrating ballet, opera, and orchestral music into Grade 4 classrooms, addressing content standards, increased accessibility, and appreciation for the performing arts.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

ArtsConnect gives students the opportunity to experience how literary storytelling is connected to the performing arts through an integrated unit developed and co-taught by teachers and artists from the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic.

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is uniquely situated to develop and implement an arts education model integrating ballet, opera, and orchestral music into Grade 4 classrooms, addressing content standards, increased accessibility, and appreciation for the performing arts.

PROJECT EVALUATION