“We are so happy to be able to continue to offer the public our free children’s programs and even to expand them this year”, exults Artistic Director and Founder Delma Iles, “and we are so happy to bring more of these programs to Miami Beach! Our goal is to touch as many children and families as possible, sharing the beauty and excitement of our art form with choreography created just for youngsters.
All performances are followed by a movement workshop for kids in the audience. Workshops activities are created around topics introduced in the performances. “The best way to understand and appreciate dance is by participating in it”, explains Iles. “Our young audiences grow from creating movement with the guidance of the dancers.” Workshops culminate in a mini-performance by the participating kids.
Mark Twain’s Jumping Frog of Calaveras County – Beloved American author Mark Twain’s hilarious classic short story comes to life through dance. Smiley, the gambler, bets his frog can out-jump any frog in Calaveras County; but the mysterious stranger has something up his sleeve! The story is told through Mark Twain’s prose, bluegrass and country music, colorful costumes and high-jumping dance movement. A must-see for students studying American literature!