Dance

Irish Jig Dancers | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®

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A group of children learns a series of steps together in order to perform an Irish jig dance in this live-action short video from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®. Children will learn about choreography, and appreciate the hard work that goes into creating and practicing a dance, as they watch the boys and girls practice and then perform on stage.

For use in the classroom, see the Step-by-Step Lesson Plan.

Find out more about PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC® on the series website.

Creating the Woman Suffrage Ballet, 72 Steps

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Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, Choreographer Gina Patterson, and Composer Jordan Brook Hamlin discuss their creative process and how to tell historical stories through the performing arts.

72 Steps, commissioned by the League of Women Voters of Nashville and performed by NB2, Nashville Ballet’s second company, commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. As the final state to ratify the 19th Amendment, Tennessee played a vital role in giving women the right vote.

La Científica Bailarina | Take the Stage en Español

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¡Aprende sobre las propiedades del sólido, líquido y gas bailando junta al famoso grupo de música Los Hermanos Gregory!

Para ayudar a entender cómo el agua cambia los estados de la materia, el científico Sam trae al grupo musical Los Hermanos Gregory para ayudar a enseñar sobre los estados de la materia a través de una danza interactiva. El espectador baila como un sólido, líquido y gas y aprende que el agua puede cambiar los estados de la materia cuando las temperaturas son inferiores a 0 grados centígrados o superiores a 100 grados centígrados.

Objetivo de Aprendizaje:
Clasificar la materia por sus propiedades físicas, incluida la forma, la masa relativa, la temperatura relativa, la textura, la flexibilidad y si el material es sólido o líquido. 

View the English version of La Científica Bailarina by clicking here.

SciGirls | Baile Digital 03: Prueba (Test)

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The SciGirls put together all the parts of their program, and test their Sphero and Arduino code with the dancers in a dress rehearsal. The girls find some problems with their program that need to be debugged, and work together to make sure everything is ready for the final performance.

Ballet: Helen Starr | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Retired ballerina Helen Starr reflects on her career in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. She talks about the challenges and rewards of performing, and her work at the Louisville Ballet and with her husband, choreographer Alun Jones.

SciGirls | Baile Digital 01: Planear (Plan)

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The SciGirls learn that they are going to create some technology to go with a dance created by a school club. The SciGirls have to decide what technology to create, how to tell their story, and how to break up the work.

The Elmo Slide | Sesame Street

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Elmo has a new dance called the Elmo Slide. Follow Elmo as he teaches a new kind of dance! This music video explores relational concepts through dance and movement.

SciGirls | Baile Digital 02: Recoger y Crear (Collect and Create)

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The SciGirls work together to create all the assets they need to complete their dance program. The girls collect photographs, create costumes, and program the Spheros robots to accompany the choreography for the final dance presentation. 

Song: Elmo's Got the Moves | Sesame Street

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Elmo has created a dance number to get you on your feet! Join the dance party by following the steps and adding your own special flare! Use this video to encourage movement and creativity.

MN Original | TU Dance & Bon Iver's Come Through: Dance

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TU Dance and Bon Iver collaborate through The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series to create the new work, “Come Through.” From the studio to the stage, follow artists Toni Pierce-Sands, Uri Sands, Justin Vernon and curator Kate Nordstrom through the process as they discuss their inspiration for the work and their unexpected partnership.

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