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VPA Field Trips
Master Class Series
Dancing Verbs





Visual and Performing Arts Field Trip Program

VPA imageThis program is part of the Arts in Education collaborative that is jointly funded and adminstered by the Hillsborough County Public Schools and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County.

“Very fun & exciting, the children enjoyed it and talked about it throughout the dance; nice exposure to new ideas.”
- Hillsborough County Elementary School Teacher

“I have seen the content of a child’s writing post improvisation first hand. It stimulates the brain and opens doors to underlying thinking and feeling. It reaches the subconscious and surfaces on the written page.”
- Hillsborough County Magnet Performing Arts Teacher


Master Class Series

The 2013 NewGrounds Master Class Series
May 2013
University of South Florida
Department of Theatre and Dance.

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Dancing Verbs

This program is presented as part of the Artists-in-Schools program, which is funded and jointly sponsored by the Hillsborough County School Board and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County.

Welcome to a performance that will create dances right in front of your eyes, with your help. Or at least first drafts of them! Our audience will get an insider’s view on the making of dances by choosing verbs, adverbs and similes from separate hats and then watching as the dancers choreograph short dances to the chosen words. The dances link the three elements together through a pre-structured outline, resulting in funny and sometimes outrageous combinations. Illustrating verbs, adverbs and similes with movement creates a unique visual, expressive, and memorable experience.


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