Minnesota's Legacy

Quick Start Opportunity Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$293
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Jessica A. Roeder
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2014
End Date
August 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Itasca
St. Louis
Itasca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$293
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,087
Direct expenses
$1,380
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

My goal is to experience dance forms that are new to me (including Gaga, which is an Israeli movement language, and Argentine tango), to improve my technical and musical knowledge, and to learn more specific and innovative approaches for working with Parkinson's Dance Studio dancers: people with Parkinson's disease and their family, friends, and care partners.I will measure the outcomes by logging what I learn each day.

Measurable Outcome(s)

My goal is to experience dance forms that are new to me (including Gaga, which is an Israeli movement language, and Argentine tango), to improve my technical and musical knowledge, and to learn more specific and innovative approaches for working with Parkinson's Dance Studio dancers: people with Parkinson's disease and their family, friends, and care partners. I evaluated these outcomes by logging what I learned each day. I did experience dance forms that were new to me--hour-long classes in Argentine tango, Gaga, and hulu, as well as the Simonson Technique. I improved and refreshed my technical knowledge in tap, ballet, jazz, and modern dance with teachers who use them in Dance for Parkinson's Dance classes. The group had a music and rhythm class with a founding musician and learned about Indian raga, sub-rhythms, and 12-bar blues. I learned lots each day in these classes and the exercise exchanges with fellow teachers. We also discussed issues particular to dance students with Parkinson's.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Quick Start Opportunity Grants
Project Details
From August 14 through 17, I hope to travel to Brooklyn, New York, to take part in a professional development workshop with the Dance for Parkinson's Disease program of the Mark Morris Dance Group. The workshop will include specialized dance classes in diverse forms as well as a structured exchange of ideas between teachers from across the international Dance for Parkinson's Disease teachers' network, of which I'm a member. It will allow me to return to Duluth more knowledgeable, better connected with other teachers, and freshly inspired.
Project Manager
First Name
Jessica
Last Name
Roeder
Organization Name
Jessica A. Roeder
State
MN
Phone
(218) 727-8286
Email
jaroeder2003@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Catherine Meier: website designer, printmaker, drawer, animator; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Ashley Leek: student of Art Education at University of Minnesota-Duluth, ceramic artist, art educator; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No