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The Heritage Project

The Heritage Project uses creative movement to engage Jr. High and middle school-aged students in the exploration of personal histories, cultural experiences, and the tangible/intangibles of heritage. With an RDT dance educator, students learn about movement/choreographic principles and discuss the artistic process.

Students then engage in oral and written storytelling through dialogue and writing exercises. Using the creative process, teamwork and coaching, students memorialize his/her story in a movement study; all are woven into an original piece with music to be performed in their school concert and showcased at the Rose Wagner Center on May 5 and 6, 2025 in the Jeanne Wagner Theater at the annual Heritage Project Showcase.

What People are Saying

The diversity of the dancers really spoke to my students! It was great to see boys and girls dancing, and different races. The high level of engagement was so refreshing and got students excited about thecontent.
This activity was valuable because it helped students make connections between dance, rhythm, healthy lifestyles, and expression. The students were impressed by the talent of the dancers and it was motivating to them.
Opportunities for art and expression are so limited at school but so essential and valuable for all students, especially those who struggle to learn through traditional methods. My Kindergarteners have been dancing since you left!
This was so engaging. I looked around the auditorium and every student was watching. Not one person was talking or distracted
This activity is valuable to teachers and students because it gives them a creative outlet. We need movement in the classroom to engage, energize and deepen student learning.
I got great ideas on how to incorporate movement into math and science lessons.
I loved how you made movement and exercise relatable to the students. The dancers were full of energy and there was very little down time so students stayed engaged.
Our children were captivated by the performance. They listened to you and they were learning without knowing. They usually giggle when bodies are shown and talked about. But the way you presented it was so tastefully done, they now do poses and movement around the room and outside. You brokesome barriers and they took that permission and literally ran with it!