Seattle Schools and Pacific Northwest Ballet are teaming up!
Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is teaming up with the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) to provide a unique educational experience for students and schools that otherwise offer little or no dance instruction.
The Discovery Dance program provides standards-based dance education using adapted curriculum so all students, including students with special needs, can enjoy equitable access to all the fun of dance class.
Discovery Dance is free to participating schools. Each participating school is highly involved in planning and implementation of the program. Teachers are key in planning lessons that relate to classroom curriculum, principals and staff are instrumental in providing communication home to families and coordinating space and in-school opportunities for students.
Over the course of the residency, students learn dance concepts, improvisation techniques, and create their own choreography.
Click here to learn more about the SPS Physical Education Department.
Click here to learn more about Discover Dance.