2016 - 17 Programs for Grades K - 6
** Now Direct Booking **
Performance bookings previously done through the Kelowna Art Gallery are now booked directly through the Rotary Centre for the Arts.
MARTIAL ARTS Kung Fu – a “no contact” performance art consisting of open hand and body movement forms that teach the students a sequence of moves – an applied ancient art form. Youth gain new self-confidence, self-control, and discipline growth. Respect for themselves, adults and each other is also taught. (1.5 hours; M/T/Th/F)
CULTURAL DANCE / offering the following:
- Métis Fancy Shawl for both boys and girls (alternate mornings)
- Chinese (M/W/F)
- Scottish (M-F)
- Filipino (M/W/Th)
- Israeli (T)
- Ukrainian (F)
- First Nations Contemporary DANCE is part of the Captikw stories (as an example) for ceremonies and entertainment. Capturing an animal spirit image through a visioning exercise – introducing explorative dancing. Students are then taken through improvisation exercises and movements.
(1.5 hours; days of the week upon request – call Dawn at the RCA for more info)
Jazz/hip hop DANCE exposes youth to cultural activities for progressive learning. Our professional dance instructor instills life-long learning in every movement made. Social growth and informal analyzing jump up the experience; encouraging new social abilities. (1.5 hours; T/F)
Traditional DRAMA includes games and activities. Movement is explained allowing youth to interpret their own formations while acquiring new skills. Creative traditional drama also assists in learning new and traditional subjects, such as Shakespeare – making it easier to visualize and investigate with new methods. Exploring materials with new understanding. (1.5 hours; T/W/Th/F)
Physical Theater is an expressive form of performance that pursues storytelling through primarily physical means. Actors physicalize the performance by embodying the actions that make up a scene via abstract representations. Physical Theater classes help children affirm they know how to think outside of the box to problem solve and find creative solutions; learn they can work dynamically in pairs and teams; communicate with their peers using non-verbal communication; speak expressively with body language; and act quickly on their feet. (1.5 hours; T/W/Th/F)
Multi-Session Option for Grades 3 and up (pre-requisite: Physical Theatre)
Applied Theater is a theatrical form that uses live action to promote social change. The type we explore in this class calls for the audience to take part in the work onstage and actively participate in making the changes they want to see happen in the scene. This in turn empowers children to analyze and transform negative situations into positive. *To sign up for this Applied Theater class, children must complete a Physical Theater class where they first learn fundamentals.
For a detailed brochure or to book, contact Dawn Larsen at 250-717-5304 ext. 116 or email@example.com
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