Joint Forces Dance Company performs in schools for thousands of children each year, working with partners such as VSArts, Young Audiences in Portland and Lane Arts Council in Eugene. Extension curriculum is provided alongside the performances to create classroom dialogue, and educate children about the potential of people with and without disabilities.
Teacher’s Guide & Curriculum for Youth Outreach Performances
The Teacher’s Guide is a valuable resource with multiple purposes. We hope that you will be able to use some or all of these materials to integrate our performance into your curriculum, thus enriching and deepening the learning experience. We recommend that you both prepare your students for the performance and provide follow-up, so that students have the opportunity to not only enjoy the assembly, but to learn valuable lessons about cultural competence and inclusive learning communities. The more the students are aware of these ideas, the more they will be able to enjoy-and learn from-the dance performance.
Youth Outreach Assembly Fee
The cost for an assembly is $400 for one performance, or $575 for two assembly performances in the same day. Joint Forces Dance Company is involved in raising money on an ongoing basis to support school assemblies through grants and private donations; if you need assistance, please let us know.
Dancers need the following arrangements:
- A gymnasium or cafeteria or large conference room with wood or linoleum flooring
- A room nearby for costume changes
- CD player
- Chairs for children sitting in the rear of the room to assist with viewing
If you are interested in bringing a performance to your school.