Charleston Gaillard Center Names Dance.Laugh.Learn as Early-Childhood 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence

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The Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education Program is honored to present Dance.Laugh.Learn (DLL) as our early-childhood 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence. DLL offers two early-childhood workshop lessons for physical education integration. All workshops will focus on working collaboratively with their peers, learning dance vocabulary, connecting choreography, and using their individual creativity and problem-solving skills.

(OPTION 1) A Sky Full of Stars: An interactive approach to learning about weight and flow, interpretive movement, and musicality through hip-hop movement.

CD and K will use a space-based, narrative groove story to teach movement and encourage imagination and creativity. Grades 1 & 2 will use more traditional modes of teaching movement and choreography with the theme of space. More specific hip-hop movement will be taught (top rock, 6-step, isolations, etc.).

(OPTION 2) Soccer Stars: A combination of sports-based creative movement and dance.

This workshop will work on stamina, agility, and connecting the mind with body movements. CD and K will use a soccer-based, narrative groove story to teach movement and encourage imagination and creativity as well as a dance-based obstacle course. Grades 1 & 2 will use more traditional modes of teaching movement and choreography with the theme of sports. More specific hip-hop movement will be taught (top rock, 6-step, isolations, etc.) as well as a dance-based obstacle course.

ABOUT DANCE.LAUGH.LEARN ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

RYLEE COPPEL

Rylee is a Pennsylvania native who followed her performing and teaching dreams to NYC. Rylee holds a B.A. in Music Performance with Ramapo College of NJ and has performed regionally and locally with such companies as: Charleston Stage, Joey Casella Productions, Theatre Rehabilitation for Youth, Roxy Regional Theatre, RWS and Associates and American Entertainment Productions. Alongside her performing, Rylee has been teaching Musical Theatre, Voice, Dance and Acting in the NY/NJ, and SC areas for over 5 years. CARI Background check; SLED Check, Certified Yoga Instructor, Aura Wellness Center; CPR/First Aid, American Red Cross; Trauma Informed

KERRI FORD

Kerri is a New York based performer who specializes in theatre for young audiences (TYA). She is an alumna of the educational theatre program at NYU where she graduated with a B.S. along with a certification to teach theatre in the state of NY (K-12;2004-2007). She has performed with a long roster of theatre companies who make it their mission to provide educational shows and assemblies to both children and adult audiences including: Winceyco, ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, Arithmitickles, and Periwinkle Theatre for Youth. Kerri is also professionally trained in movement and dance and has taught at private studios in the past. She continues to perform in the TYA field. CARI background check; NYC/DOE fingerprinted; CPR/First Aid, American Red Cross; Kappa Delta Pi member; Trauma Informed

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