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What is SMArts?

 Smarts is a Movement-Based

Arts Integration Educational Series for Grades 2 or 3

Smarts is experiential learning:

Learning that is fun!

Learning that sticks!

Learning that inspires!

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   The Lessons   

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Lesson 1

Dance and Math

Key Concepts:

Elements of Dance, Bilateral,

Mirror, Slide & Rotational Symmetry

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 Lesson 2 

Dance and Science

Key Concepts:

Force, Gravity, Push & Pull

Balance & Counterbalance

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Key Concepts:

Storytelling through dance & movement, ballet & cross-cultural dance expressions

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Lesson 3

Dance, Storytelling &

World Culture

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Theater Etiquette

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Key Concepts:

Appropriate behavior

when attending a live performance.

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Key Concepts:

Engaged & Interactive viewing of

“The Nutcracker”

ballet performance

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Note:  If your school is participating in a field trip to see a live performance of The Nutcracker, the field trip will take place instead of showing this recorded performance.

  The Nutcracker Suite

Ballet Performance  

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Lesson 4

Dance and

Creative Expression

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Key Concepts:

Review & recognition of concepts learned across all subject areas. 

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Why SMArts?

Teaching Through Dance

 

SMArts is a unique, teacher-guided educational video series that uses dance and movement to construct and demonstrate understanding in Math, Science, Language Arts and World Culture.

SMArts meets both Arts and Common Core Standards! 

Free to Schools

 

Offered at no cost to participating schools, SMArts promotes cooperation, collaboration & teamwork.

 

The program includes a comprehensive introduction to dance literacy highlighting diverse cultures. It is suitable for classroom or distance learning for 2nd and 3rd grades.

Integrating Arts & Academics

 

• Teach, integrate and reinforce knowledge

• Highlight diverse cultures

• Promote cooperation, collaboration and teamwork

• Develop areas of appreciation and creative expression.

Get kids up and moving!