Students call it fun, we call it Cultural Arts. Every student, every year, participates in a 10 lesson, performing arts residency, unique to each grade, K-5. Developed by Robinson teachers and performing arts artists, cultural arts enhances classroom learning, strengthens students’ creative and artistic skills, builds confidence, and broadens student exposure to a diverse array of experiences through the performing arts.
Every residency consists of a high quality curriculum that meets the stringent California Visual and Performing Arts Standards, and reinforces classroom learning by tying to a unit of study or theme within each grade’s curriculum.
|Kindergarten||3 Piggy Opera||Beginning Literature: Plot, Character, Conflict|
|1st||Pantomime||Sequencing: Writing, Math|
|2nd||Irish Dance||Communities Outside Our Own|
|3rd||Square Dance||Westward Expansion, Geometry|
|4th||California Folk Dance||Study of California|
|5th||Urban Contemporary Dance||Theme of “Power”|
Please click here to see a video of the Robinson Cultural Arts Program.
Radha Delamarter: Teaches 3 Piggy Opera to Kindergarten Students
Keith Berger: Teaches Pantomime to 1st Grade Students
Maire Clerkin: Teaches Irish Dance to 2nd Grade Students
Rosina Didyk: Teaches Square Dance to 3rd Grade Students
Jane Glaser: Teaches California Folk Dance to 4th Grade Students
Robert Gilliam: Teaches Urban Contemporary Dance to 5th Grade Students
Huge thanks to all our Program Sponsors:
1. Don Knabe Arts Education Partnership Program ($7,579)
2. Target ($2,000)
3. Robinson Class of 2013 ($2,306.56)
CLASS of 2013