Learning Through Movement: Dance Workshops and Dance Residencies

Type: Residency
Art Form: Dance
Grade Level: K - 12
Scheduling Request

Mass Movement residencies consist of dynamic dance workshops that encourage creativity, deepen cultural awareness, and improve physical well-being. All programs are available virtually for remote learning online. 

Choose from:

  • Creative movement to encourage self-expression and physicalize language and story
  • Ethnic and traditional dance forms (from African to European) to foster understanding of other cultures through their traditional movement styles and rhythmic patterns
  • Contemporary dance to explore scientific and mathematical concepts through rhythm and physical movement.

Schools can choose any combination of dance workshop options to meet their classroom needs.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Participant Limit: 30
Curriculum Connection: Dance, Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, African American Culture, American History, World Folk Traditions

Social Studies:

African-American Culture: African Dance to Hip Hop

International Folk Dances from All Continents

Swing Dances from the World War II Era

English Language Arts:

Plot Development: Storytelling in Movement

Figurative Language: Abstraction, Similes, and Metaphors

Science and Mathematics:

Einstein Rules: Opposition, Gravity and Causality

Divide and Conquer: Math/Movement Games

Dances of the Solar System

Remote and In-Person pricing:

$250/workshop for 1–11 dance workshops
(includes one artist, minimum two dance workshops/day)

$200/workshop for 11 workshops or more

Travel fees based upon National Standard Mileage Rate (Business) (varies per MM teaching artist)

Planning fee based upon scope of residency.

Discounts may be available for block bookings or long-term residencies.

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (live online)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.