Dance Integration in Classrooms

The CoMotion Dance Project serve as national leaders in dance integration. Our dance teaching artists are prepared to integrate dance across the curriculum, ensuring learning in dance and other content areas.  

We are proud to partner with SPARK! Arts Ignites Learning.  SPARK! is a community wide partnership working to expand arts programming in  Missoula County Public Schools. They facilitate and foster connections between educators, local arts organizations, and teaching artists helping to ensure access to the arts for all MCPS students. SPARK! is a national partnership site for the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child Initiative.

CoMotion shares the SPARK! Vision statement: We believe the Arts have the power to ignite the imagination through creativity, and transform learning.  We make natural connections with the curriculum (math, science, reading) through pushing back the desks, taking off our shoes, and dancing it! 

Our dance integration programs embody interdisciplinary learning centered in 21st Century skills—boosting collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving. Daily formative and summative assessments track student achievement and demonstrate the effectiveness of the program.

Thanks to a successful partnership between CoMotion, SPARK! and the Montana Arts Council, over 2,000 students at 8 elementary schools and 1 middle school are enjoying dance integration residencies during 2015-2016.