Artists-in-Residence Site: WELS-South Program, Dist. 191
70 West County Road B2, Little Canada (Con. Dist. 4)

Collaborating Teacher: Erin Phelps-Stark
Teaching Artists: Bonnie Kaye; Laura Henrickson, assistant, In the Company of Kids
Art Form: Movement & Music

Project Overview
Micah and staff practice their routine.
Students participated in various music and movement activities designed to increase engagement and strengthen social skills through group interaction.

Project Highlights
“Thank you VSA Minnesota for giving Micah and his classmates this opportunity. It’s so unfortunate that they do not have arts programming. They need more arts!”  -- Parent.

“This week has been so fun for all involved and the performance was a huge hit! The smile on the faces of the students said it all. They were happy and eager to take part in their dance class.”  -- Bonnie Kaye, Artist.

“The students were required to observe and follow the direction of the instructor. They were also encouraged to try new steps that they had never done before. Many students struggle with waiting for their turn and 25 of the 28 achieved that goal on performance day.” – Erin Phelps-Stark, Teacher.

This program has been made possible in part by the Department of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Minnesota Department of Education and support funds from residency sites.

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