For over 20 years, METdance has excited, inspired, and educated students and audiences through its unique blend of contemporary concert dance and community outreach. Our educational programming is conducted by METdance directors and company members and provides engaging opportunities for students to experience and interact with the art of dance! See below how you can join us for the 2018-2019 Season!
"Moving Myths" : Grades PK- 12th
An entertaining and educational performance for students of all ages (K-12th). Moving Myths features captivating legends from around the world in magical interlude of storytelling. Bring your school to this interactive 45 minute performance!
• MATCH Theatre: November 15th and 16th, 2018 at 10AM and 1PM
• Hobby Center: April 11th and 12th , 2019 at 10AM and 1PM
• MATCH Theatre: May 7th, 8th, 9th,10th, 2019 at 10AM and 1PM
"Swing, Jive, and Pop into Dance!" : Grade Level: PK-8
"Swing, Jive, and Pop into Dance!" incorporates history, fashion, music and the arts into an interactive blast of excitement. Students, teachers, and audience members have the opportunity to interact with the performers and participate in an energy filled hour of dance while learning fun facts about American history and culture. The company dances through the eras of the 1930s Lindy Hop, bops into the 1950s, grooves into the 1970s, and culminates with the Hip-Hop music and movement of today. The performance provides key points in dance, music, and pop culture from each decade.
DANCEfocus: Grade Level: K-12
DANCEfocus allows up close and personal dance experience for students. This program provides in-depth exposure to a specific genre of dance including creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, and social dance forms. Students visit the METdance studio and participate in Master Dance Classes taught by the METdance Professional Company Members. Students are also invited to watch the METdance Company rehearse at the studio.
METdance Residency “Who are You?”
METdance Residencies are a 6 week in-school program that gives students the personal connection to American History. Each session will cover an era from the 1920’s through present time, history of that particular era, technology, music, and dance.The students will experience the music and dance of the eras. The Residency culminates with the professional company performing “Swing, Jive, and Pop into Dance!” at their school with the students who participated in the residency dancing with them
"Congratulations on the quality of the show and the rapid evolution of METdance into an outstanding resource for dance education and powerfully creative dance company".- Audience Member
"We LOVED having you! So many of the teachers, staff, Principal, Assistant Principal, (I could go on and on) have stopped me to tell me how incredible your program was and how much they enjoyed it. They are begging the PTO to bring you back again next year. I cannot remember another program that has held the students' attention so well and left such a positive impression on every single group at our school. Your program was educational, entertaining, engaging, interactive, and just plain FUN! You have such an amazing group of talent! We can't wait to have you back again."- PTO Mom