129 East 7th Ames, Iowa 50010 515 232-7374 fax 515 233-9290
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VWC'MDT has been a frequently requested Artists in Schools/Communities company since 1978. The company bases it successes on clear communication with cooperating teachers, other faculty and staff; excellent planning well before the residency; extensive knowledge of dance technique; well qualified dancers who can also teach to a specific age/experience level; excellent ability to control students in a positive manner.
The company generally starts the residency with a performance for the whole school including a question/answer session. The dancer/teachers then move to working with classes. Please see types of residencies. The company of 3 professional dancers can individually teach up to 5 different classes each day for sessions between 30-60 minutes (depending on age level). After school, the company does its own class and rehearses for up to 3 hours. All classes and rehearsals are open to the school and public for observation. Interested students and community members may inquire about participating in company class.
More About VWC'MDT Residencies
General Introduction to Modern Dance
Movement and Curriculum
Setting a Kids' Co'Motion Production
Packet of Residency Information
Valerie Williams Co'Motion Dance Theater is in residence at Iowa State University Department of Health and Human Performance