School Tour Programs: Performing Arts

2016 - 17 Programs for Grades K - 6

Programs begin October 2016. Now Direct Booking – performance bookings previously done through the Kelowna Art Gallery are now booked directly through the Rotary Centre for the Arts.


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.

First Nations Story-telling Theatre DRAMA – Captikw Theatre explores traditional performance through ancient stories of the Okanagan Syilx peoples. Combining movement and contemporary theatre… culturally connecting youth to an ancient past.

Applied Eco DRAMA (seasonal, done outdoors) – Planted Communication, an eco-art performative that allows youth engagement and communication with nature, with respect and understanding. Creative thinking further assists dialogue between elements that are being explored and learned.

First Nations Contemporary DANCING is a part of the Captikw stories for both ceremony and entertainment. Cori, a Professional Spirit Dancer,
introduces this explorative style of dance, capturing an animal spirit image through a visioning exercise. Students are then taken through improvisation exercises and movement.

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.

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.


School Tour brochures arrive at schools in early September.
Get a head start – for a detailed brochure or to book, contact Dawn Larsen at 250-717-5304 ext. 113 or programs@rotarycentreforthearts.com

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Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District: 421 Cawston Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1