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**Stay Tuned for Info Coming Soon On Our Spring Artist Showcase & Gr. 7-12 Contest Awards!**
Our Free Program Giveaway Has Been Extended!!
Like and comment on our Facebook page, and be entered to win a free program for your students!
It's easy - just click the link above, and "Like" us - or if you're already one of our Facebook fans, add a comment to our page on how a Young Audiences program would enhance your classroom, or what kind of program is on your "wish list" for your students! We'll enter your name in our drawing - and the winning teacher or principal will receive a FREE Spring program for their school! (Valid for all schools in Jefferson, Orange, or Hardin counties.)
Young Audiences celebrates the arts by bringing interactive, curriculum-based fine arts programs and experiences into area schools. We sing, dance, get dramatic, make music, write, paint, and get children excited about learning. To discover science through dance, see their favorite storybook come alive, to be transported back in time through wondrous tales, or to learn to pen their own poetry - we've got something for every age and curriculum!
We'd love to show you and your students how FUN learning can be through the arts - so get Facebooking - and soon we'll draw for the winner from all of our fans who've interacted with our page this winter and spring!
BECKY VALLS & CO.: For The BirdsMAY 1-2
In this world of feathers, students will learn about the common characteristics of birds. Some have huge wingspans, others have webbed feet, and some birds don't even fly! Prior to dancing, Toni Valle shows students the hand and body movements to be used in a dance. The "Dance of the Swan" delights the students while illustrating how to use body movements and props to present a thought. The use of music and poetry that match a bird's characteristics helps students understand the dance. Throughout the program, students participate in delightful dances such as the "Chicken" and the "Penguin" dances. All will enjoy the poetry, music, creative movement and choreography based on images of birds. For Grades PK-3.
STORYBOOK THEATRE: Goldifox and the Two HaresMAY 7-9
Storybook Theatre of Texas is proud to present another original story, "Goldifox and the Two Hares." What foods make a well balanced meal, and why are those foods important? What is a good way to make new friends? These are some of the lessons learned in this delightful show that appeals to PreK through 3rd grade. Incorporating nutrition facts, familiar sayings, and twists on nursery rhymes, this highly interactive show is sure to please! For Grades PK-3.
BECKY VALLS & CO.: Dance of the InsectsMAY 14-15
The study of entomology is so much fun when dancers Toni Valle and Joani Trevino convey the characteristics of insects through Becky Valls' striking choreography with music and costuming. Accompanied by the clever poetry of Paul Fleischman, these professional dancers demonstrate through movement a caterpillar's metamorphosis and the social behavior of bees. Other dances include the Busy Ant, Firefly, Phantom the Flying Cockroach, and Two Too Many Ladybugs. Insect body parts become a springboard for student participation through creative movement and discussion of choreographic elements. This program will help students see insects in a new and captivating way. For Grades PK-3.
DRU WOODS: Storyteller UnleashedMAY 14-18
Storytelling...an art handed down through the ages, meeting a basic need in human culture - that of preserving our history, identity, and personalities. Through stories, our heritage is preserved and a love of learning is encouraged. Professional storyteller Dru Woods motivates children to read and instills an appreciation of literature through her incredible ability to capture her audience's attention with stories. Using music, puppets, body language, audience participation, and high energy, Dru takes young people on a journey to other lands and other times, introducing them to characters from throughout literature. Stories may include Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, Texas legends, fractured fairy tales, contemporary stories, or tales with morals. Dru Woods is also available for meetings, care facilities, and other public programming. For Grades PK-12!
Check back for this year's artist availability as we finalize dates for this school year - and look for some new faces on our roster that we're very excited about as well!
Give the Gift of the Arts To Our Children!
Now more than ever, our students need the arts to uplift their spirits and to help inspire them to achieve success in the classroom. Arts-in-education programming provides the reinforcement children need by presenting classroom concepts in a whole new and exciting way.
The joy on a child's face says it all when they see a Young Audiences program - and we need your support to keep our artists in Southeast Texas schools bringing the wonder of learning through the arts to our children! The most rewarding gift you could give is to allow more children the chance to hear poetry brought to life, to learn science through dance and song, to discover the joy of making music, or to express themselves through paint, clay and charcoal. Please consider giving the gift of the arts to our children through a donation of any amount, or to give a donation in someone's name as a gift. What a perfect present for that teacher or arts lover in your life, or in memoriam of a loved one.
To donate now, you may mail a donation to our address below, or may donate online through Paypal using any credit card at the link below.
Young Audiences of Southeast Texas
700 North St., Suite G
Beaumont, TX 77701