Balletmet Columbus’s blog, ‘A Tutu For You’ featured their Momentum program they present in area elementary schools that uses dance to teach concepts of healthy living and culminates in a year-end dance performance.
Here’s how BalletMet’s website describes Momentum:
BalletMet Momentum(4th Grade Program)
A program that engages students in movement, music, choreography–and so much more. Momentum uses dance as a springboard to help children develop excellence, discipline and self-confidence. All classes integrate ODE’s Dance Content Standards. Throughout the academic year, classes are held weekly during the school day. Students present a mid-year lecture/demonstration in their school gym and a year-end performance on stage.
I think it’s so great that BalletMet is giving kids around Columbus the opportunity to participate in dance. Isn’t it strange that ‘art class’ and band/choir are so standard but you don’t ever see dance as a standard in schools? And why should gym class be just about sports? We need more programs like this!
For a full list and descriptions of all BalletMet’s educational outreach programs: http://www.balletmet.org/education_schools.php
Update! Momentum was just featured on the news! Check out the article and video!