ACHF Arts Education
We will send company dancers to classes and performances in Minneapolis at the James Sewell Ballet studios two times during the grant period. By creating these opportunities, we are increasing the type and quantity of arts activities available to our students. Goal achievement will be evident by completing these items as documented. 2: We will teach and present multiple performances with James Sewell Ballet at the Reif Center and also one performance in Minneapolis in 2014-2015. By creating this cross-organizational approach, we can offer students the chance to travel, learn and perform for an urban audience which will be a new experience for many of them and a unique learning experience, as well.
We brought eager dance students from northern Minnesota to James Sewell Ballet studios to experience professional dance education. We met weekly with administrative/teaching staff of JSB through teleconferences and occasionally in person to discuss progress toward our partnership goals throughout the grant period. JSB assisted the Reif with creating personalized evaluations of our dancers and provided them with written and verbal results that outline their place on the dance spectrum in terms of leadership, choreography, movement, skill sets, dance prospects, and what it was they could do to grow in each applicable area. 2: A major barrier for our students experiencing professional dance learning opportunities was a financial issue, and Arts Board funds mitigated that issue. Our evaluation method for this outcome was similar in scope to how we evaluated our first outcome: we met weekly with JSB to discuss progress toward our partnership goals throughout the grant period, and JSB assisted the Reif with creating personalized evaluations of our dancers and provided them with written and verbal results of their evaluations. In many respects, just creating these opportunities speaks to the larger issue of mitigating barriers, and we were fully successful on that front.
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