Bringing children and the arts together since 1995!
Since 1995, Arts Express™ reaches thousands of children each year through its workshops, camps, lunch time and after school programs. We are educators promoting self-expression and self-esteem through creative arts.
Arts Express™ workshops are a fun and exciting way for students to explore drama, dance and art in the classroom. Teachers will acquire useful strategies to encourage their students to think, learn and express themselves in all academic areas. Activities for building the imagination, improving concentration and ideas for connecting drama to other areas of the curriculum will be provided as part of the follow-up resource package left with the school teacher.
Pump Up The Jazz
Pump it up and conquer the basics of this urban dance movement. Using today’s music, students will explore innovative dance steps and funk rhythms in an energetic and fun environment. Participants will learn to let their inner beat loose using break dancing, hip hop and street jazz moves.
Playing with Poetry
Poetic text is used as a foundation for dramatic exploration. Students use choral speaking, chanting and pantomime to re-enact different poems. Students are encouraged to act out their own interpretation of the poem, play different characters and create new versions of the poem.
Creations Through Imaginations
This workshop focuses on physical expression. Students explore different environments and characters through pantomime and movement.
Creating Cool Characters
Role playing is used as a tool for discovering drama in the classroom during this unique workshop. Students combine voice and physical movement to portray a character.
Fun and spontaneity are keys to this dynamic workshop that introduces students to the technique of improvisation. Students learn to think on their feet, co-operate and work together to create short improvisations.
The works of the Bard are the inspiration for this workshop that engages students with the text and times of this classical theatre.
Students are drawn into the magical world of story drama as they become characters and travel to worlds that become alive in their imaginations.
Students explore the elements of tableau.
They will learn to focus while in a tableau as well as being aware of their facial expressions, body positions and levels. They will create interesting pictures based on events, environments and themes. This will create interesting pictures based on events, environments, and themes.
Razzle Dazzle’em with Jazz
This performance dance workshop uses a variety of physical jazz styles and includes a physical warm-up, across the floor patterns and centre floor exercises. Students will produce a fun and energetic routine based on the workshop content.
Creative Movement Magic
Beginning with a warm-up, breathing techniques, and stretching and strengthening exercises, the workshop teaches sequences exploring a variety of movement qualities. The class explores centre floor patterns composed of interesting and unique qualities of movement.
For more information or to book your workshop contact: Danelle McManus
phone: 416-239-3093 | 1 877 611-2787