Questions we’re exploring
1. How does dance enhance creativity and expression?
Dance provides many students a chance to share a part of themselves that no other type of communication can. This leaves a lasting mark on the personalities of dancers, and we want to understand more about the connection between creativity and dance.
2. Does dance enhance teamwork and camaraderie?
While dancing can be done alone, it is often best done with a group or a team. With so many other subjects in education, we look at collaborative and communicative benefits that come from teamwork. How does dance fit into this?
3. What about dance prepares students for their futures, whatever they may be?
While dance can be a career, it is not for many students. However, they still believe dance to be extremely valuable and personality-defining. What about dance drives this level of passion and how does it help students in their personal and professional lives?
Cultivating Agency in High School Dancers
How do high school dancers connect with their art outside of the practices and performances offered by their schools? We asked dancers in our programs and were surprised to find that many of them have no formalized way of furthering their skills and passion beyond school offerings. Foundry10 offered a number of summer programs designed to show the wealth of opportunity for students beyond school programs. Find out more about what we learned below!
foundry10 Dance Alliance
Due to transportation challenges and time demands, high school dancers do not always get the chance to engage with the vibrant dance community that Seattle has to offer. We created the foundry10 Dance Alliance to bring students together and connect them with seasoned professionals.To find out more about the program and what we learned, check out this post!