POPS
POPS
Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools
 
 

PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOLS

WE BRING THE ARTS TO YOUR SCHOOL

 
 
 
 
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SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

 
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RDT Movement Classes

Since 1966, RDT has been committed to finding ways to engage young audiences with movement activities and performances that serve to train and ignite the creative voice in people of all ages. RDT's commitment to arts in education enriches young lives and allows students to experience the joy of living through dance. RDT's AIE programs encourage teachers and students to integrate movement into the learning and teaching process to help them achieve intended learning outcomes in all state standards for education. RDT offers assemblies, movement classes, choreography, performances, teacher workshops and in-house workshops at the Rose Wagner for students and teachers across the state of Utah.

rdt@rdtutah.org

801.534.1000 

 
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Ballet west for Children

Bring a small touring group from Ballet West to perform at your school or bring your students to a free school matinee at the Capitol Theatre. (FREE)

education@balletwest.org

801-869-6934

 
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Free elementary school tour, playwriting curriculum & script library

Plan-B's Free Elementary School Tour provides free in-school performances of new plays created by Utah playwrights specifically for K-6 students. For the 2019-2020 school year we present the world premiere of FLORA MEETS A BEE by Morag Shepherd (K-3). Booking October 1, 2019 through May 29, 2020.

Our free playwriting curriculum, designed by Julie Jensen, guides K-6 teachers through the process of introducing playwriting into their classrooms.

Our online collection of original scripts (five to 30 minutes in length) is ideal for in-class use and production.

sharah@planbtheatre.org

jerry@planbtheatre.org

801-297-4200

 
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ART TRUCK

Since its founding in 1982, the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) at Utah State University has grown into a thriving modern and contemporary art museum. With a collection of more than 5,000 pieces, the museum explores the art of the American West during the 20th and 21st centuries. NEHMA's in-house programming includes a Junior Curator program for middle school students and an interactive STEAM-based fifth grade experience. NEHMA is pleased to offer educational tours and programming for K-12 classrooms anywhere in the state of Utah with its Mobile Art Truck. The NEHMA Mobile Art Truck programming includes a pop-up gallery of actual artworks from the museum’s study collection as well as outstanding art making activities for students.

nehma@usu.edu

435-797-0165

 
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Art Talks

The Springville Museum of Art outreach educators will come to your school to provide interactive classes for students, train teachers and provide materials for classroom use. (FREE)

Lgleaves@springville.org

elarsen@springville.org

801-489-2727

 
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Teacher Workshops & Lecture Demonstrations

The Tanner Dance Side-by-Side Dance Residency Program offers weekly dance classes for K-6 students. Tanner Dance also offers free professional development workshops for classroom teachers throughout the year; free in-school lecture demonstrations with 40 students and two live musicians; and free matinee performances at Capitol Theatre, Sandy Amphitheatre, and Weber State University. (FREE)

tannerdance@utah.edu

801-581-7374

 
 
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K-12 SCHOOL & TEACHER PROGRAMS

UMFA school programs bring hands-on arts integration to educators and schools across the state of Utah. We host guided or self-guided Museum tours for K–12 students and deliver thematic museum objects and art activities to your classes. We also offer a wide array of educator resources to enhance classroom experiences

schoolprograms@umfa.utah.edu

(801) 581-7332

 
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Dance is for everybody! - Performance Demonstration (in-School Assembly)

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company brings this program to public or charter schools anywhere in Utah. A wonderful interactive performance suitable for k-6, educating students about the dynamic world of dance as an art form, and elements of dance as part of Utah state core curriculum. The Company can also perform age appropriate assemblies for middle and high schools. Duration: 45-50 minutes.

education@ririewoodbury.com

(801) 297-4241

 
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Media Arts Shorts, Intensives and Assemblies

Inspire students through media arts by inviting Spy Hop’s artists to present Media Arts Shorts, Intensives and Assemblies. Spy Hop’s services introduce students to the language and concepts of media arts (audio/music, film/animation, video game design) through an interactive experience.

info@spyhop.org

(801) 532-7500

 
 
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aRT tRUCK

UMOCA’s K-12 education programs invite curiosity and offer opportunities to engage in hands-on art-making activities and explore the role of art in our lives and communities.

One of our most popular programs, the Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state free of charge. Each on-site Art Truck visit includes the expertise of a trained museum art educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. Teachers are provided with a structured guide to help incorporate Art Truck lessons into their curriculum.

erin.hartley@utahmoca.org

 
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Who Wants to Be an Opera Star?

This assembly from the Utah Opera introduces students to opera through the format of a staged television game show. (FREE)

pfowler@usuo.org

801-869-9090

 
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Opera by Children

Students and teachers can create their own opera in class with this program offered by the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. (FREE)

opera@ufomt.org

435.750.0300 ext 118

 
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Theatre WOrkshops for Teachers

Teachers have the opportunity to explore methods of teaching drama and Shakespeare in their classroom in the summer workshops offered by the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

bahr@bard.org

(435) 586-1954

 
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Film Making in the Classroom

In classroom opportunities include; a 50 Minute Behind the Animation presentation with a professional animator and Moving Stories a virtual reality tour of a refugee camp.

Field trips are available to the annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival in March. Teachers can take advantage of free 2-day accredited filmmaking workshop for educators to implement technology and film making into their current instruction.

mwalker@utahfilmcenter.org

801.746.7000

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SYmphony for schools

Bring a full orchestra or chamber orchestra (40-45 musicians) to your school or district with the Utah Symphony. (FREE)

kjohnson@usuo.org

801.869.9090