Passport to Dance Programs
The Passport to Dance program is perfect for Schools, Homeschool Groups, Girl Scouts, or any group just wanting to learn something new while having fun! The dances can be taught by level of difficulty and students can be grouped by ages or grades. Our easy dances can be enjoyed by a group of mixed ages that is fun for everyone!
Our program is primarily designed for grades K-6. However,
we are able to accommodate up through 8th grade.
Please contact us for details.
Choose any adventure for a one-time instructional class from 60-90 minutes. One class, or several classes in a day.
Choose any adventure, for a one week to six-week residency. The residency will include a pre-arranged number of 45-60 minute instructional classes, ranging from daily classes to one or more classes per week. Each class will learn several dances from a certain country, region, or time period from our many adventures.
A fun way to end the residency is to include a Performance (see below) at the end of the week for parents. Parents can even be invited onto the dance floor at the end to learn a family folk dance with their children!
Schools or groups may also include the art department and have the students make props, sets, costumes, pieces, project boards, or decorations. Schools or groups may choose to bring ethnic foods for a multicultural pot-luck. A residency program can be tailored to fit the needs and interests of your school or group.
Folk Dance Festival and Performance: (Add-on to Residency)
Learn and rehearse several dances to be performed your event, such as International Week, Colonial Days, Spring or Fall Festival, etc. A series of at least four classes are needed to prepare for the festival performance.
Any of the adventures can be held on a regular, on-going, class schedule during school hours, as part of your school or homeschool curriculum. Performance options available!
After-School and Summer Camp Programs:
Designed to fit the needs of your school or group, an after-school or summer camp program can either be provided by your organization or offered as an elective that would be covered by the parents. Multicultural Arts and Crafts, Singing, Stories, and Games can be added for complete summer camp programming.
A folkdance adventure is a great way to earn a patch or badge, celebrate a bridging ceremony, or special event such as World Thinking Day, or just have fun with your troop! Learning dances together promotes friendship, respect, and creates fun memories! Any of our adventures can be booked anytime! All costumes, props, and instruments provided. Coordinating crafts and activities can be added on to extend your experience.
Celebrations and Ceremonies
Bridging, Pinning, Rededication.
Girl Scouts' Own:
Girl Scouts' Own “….is a girl-planned program that lets girls explore their feelings around a topic, such as friendship or the Girl Scout Promise and Law, using spoken word, favorite songs, poetry, or other forms of expression.”
We have led several Lock-Ins with much success! Several themes available!
Must be held at your location.
Just For Fun!:
Choose any adventure that fits your group for lots of folk dance fun!
Sangam’s 50th Birthday Celebration! - October 10:
Celebrate Indian Dance and Culture by learning several Indian Dances while wearing traditional Indian dress! Costumes and Instruments provided!
Founder’s Day - October 31:
In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low (1860–1927) born in Savannah, Georgia, founded Girl Scouts of the USA. “Daisy” as she was fondly known, loved to travel the world and started the first Girl Guides troops in Scotland and England. An international Dance Adventure or a good Old-Fashioned American Barn Dance would be a perfect way to celebrate Founder’s Day!
World Thinking Day - February 22:
2017 Theme is ‘GROW’
WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) strategy is to “Connect, Grow, Impact.” There are 5 regions: Africa, Arab, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Western Hemisphere. We will celebrate World Thinking day by learning dances from the five regions of WAGGGS. All costumes, music, and props provided!
Girl Scouts' Birthday - March 12:
Girl Scout Birthday can be held on or near March 12, the date Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouting in the United States.
Please contact us to schedule an event for your troop!