Young Audience Touring Company: Dance Program
Under the Sea is a 45-minute program that teaches science through dance. The performance takes students into an underwater world to explore ocean landscapes, plant life, the species of fish, and the power of waves and tides. A crazy choreographed fashion show focuses on the “latest garb” worn by fish and other marine animals. During audience participation, students kinesthetically learn about high tides and the names and functions of a fish's fins. Students also perform a seaweed and lobster dance. The performance makes learning about the ocean community exciting and memorable.
Under the Sea is produced and choreographed by Becky Valls, Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Houston School, and is performed by UH students pursuing a major or minor in dance. The science / dance program gives dance students the experience of performing for children in a school setting and an introduction to the role of the Teaching Artist in the schools. Under the Sea is booked into elementary schools by Young Audiences of Houston and Young Audiences of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Texas. The show targets audiences in grades PK-5th. All proceeds from the performances goes to the UH Dance Program to fund master classes and summer dance workshops for students.
To book Under the Sea contact Young Audience of Houston at 713-529-9264 or visit their web site www.yahouston.org