Your school shows are great experiences for my students.
Lucienne Wurr, Kindergarten Teacher
It begins simply, with a school bus ride to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts where a kindergartener experiences a live stage performance… often for the very first time!
Suddenly, a whole new world full of imagination and creativity is at hand, instilled by the thrill of live music, dance, and theater.
From these early experiences with live performance on through high school and into college, students begin to form a deep relationship with the arts as a valuable tool for learning and a means for more effective communication.
“The Rennie Harris Puremovement school show was very educational,” said a teacher from Journey High School in her evaluation of the renowned Hip Hop dance troupe. “We learned a lot about the roots and the history of Hip Hop, and had a great discussion about how the present is a reflection of our past.”
Through the Center’s school shows, students actively explore the beauty, diversity, complexity, and challenges of the world around them through the dramatic process. Difficult life experiences that might otherwise seem taboo, such as bullying or racism, are easier to confront when presented on the common ground provided by the arts. Through early exposure to live performance, students generate an appreciation of the arts as a vital force in their lives and are encouraged to develop their own creative voice.
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts presents more than two dozen school shows annually, serving 30,000 PK-12 students and teachers from a five county region.
Education programs are on sale Monday, August 12th at 9:00am.
2013-2014 School Shows
|Sewam American Indian Dance Company (1)
||K-6||Tu||10/15/13||9:30am||9:30am sold out! Second show added!|
|Complexions Contemporary Ballet||7-12||Tu||10/22/13||9:30am|
|Golden Dragon Acrobats||PK-12||Th||10/24/13||9:30am & 11:30am||Sold out!|
|Story Pirates (2)
|The Giver||6-9||M||12/2/13||9:30am||Third show added!|
|Tu||12/3/13||9:30am & 12:00pm||Sold out!
|Angelina Ballerina: The Musical||PK-4||W||12/4/13||9:30am|
|Posada Navideña||K-12||F||12/6/13||9:30am||Sold out!|
|Hangin’ with the Giants||1-6||Tu||2/4/14||9:30am|
|Warriors Don’t Cry||6-12||W||2/5/14||9:30am|
|Happily Ever After: A Cinderella Tale||K-5||Tu||2/18/14||9:30am & 11:30am||Sold out!
|Stuart Little||PK-3||F||2/21/14||9:30am & 11:30am||Sold out!
|Four Score and Seven Years Ago (3)
|Ladysmith Black Mambazo (4)||K-12||Tu||3/4/14||9:30am||Sold out!|
|Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid – Live!||PK-3||W||3/12/14||9:30am & 11:30am||9:30am sold out! Second show added!|
|Wizard of Oz||K-5||Tu||3/25/14||9:30am|
|Peter Pan||K-5||F||3/28/14||9:30am & 11:30am||9:30am sold out! Second show added!|
|Movies to Games, Classically Trained||K-6||Tu||4/15/14||9:30am|
|Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream||3-8||Tu||4/29/14||9:30am|
|Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day||K-3||F||5/2/14||9:30am & 11:30am||9:30am sold out! Second show added!|
(1-4) Artists in the Schools available; see below
To learn more about School Shows, check availability, or be added to a waiting list for a sold out show, please email Melanie Weir, Education & Family Programs Manager, or call 707.800.7520.
2013-2014 Artists in the Schools Projects
|ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS||GRADES|
|Sewam American Indian Dance Company: Native American Culture, Dance & Art (Sold out!)||3-4|
|Story Pirates: Literature & Music (Sold out!)||2-3|
|Four Score and Seven Years Ago: Social Studies & Illustration (Sold out!)||4-5|
|Ladysmith Black Mambazo: African Culture & Art (Sold out!)||6-8|
2013-2014 Professional Development Workshops
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||TEACHERS’ GRADES||DAY||DATE||TIME|
|Arts Integration and Common Core: Visual Arts Tools to Deepen Learning||2-8||Tu||10/8/13||4-7pm|
|Singing the Words: Lyric Writing in the Classroom||2-5||W||11/13/13||4-7pm|
|Moving Through Math: Number Concepts||1-6||W||2/5/14||4-7pm|
|Moving Through Math: Spatial and Geometric Concepts||1-6||W||3/26/14||4-7pm|
Executive Director Rick Nowlin interviewed about Education Through the Arts