Under the Sea is a 45-minute program that teaches science lessons on the ocean community through choreography. The program 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. It’s the perfect way to make learning fun and exciting.
Under the Sea is produced and choreographed by Becky Valls, Assistant Professor of Dance, at the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance. All dancers in the show are UH students pursuing a major or minor in dance. The show gives dance students the experience of performing for children in a school setting and an understanding of the role of the Teaching Artist. The show targets audiences in grades K-5th.
Under the Sea tours on Friday mornings throughout the academic year. Bookings are made through the Young Audiences of Houston. For more booking information on bringing Under the Sea to your school, please contact Young Audience of Houston at 713-520-9267 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.yahouston.org.