Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms, Inc.

Funded in March, 2008: $30000 for 1 years
In order to expand the Schools Partnership Program into additional schools, Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms received funding to offer its Teaching Artist Training Institute to fifteen teaching artists and prospective teaching artists.  The Institute is designed as a 100-hour professional-level seminar and practicum integrating theory and practice and will enable participants to develop and refine core competencies in the field of arts education.  The Institute consists of a 42 hour seminar series, followed by a semester-long practicum in the schools where participants use the skills learned in the seminars to teach dance in the schools.  The practicum is followed by a month-long period of mentor-led independent inquiry and research which is concluded with participants sharing best practices and evaluation of the program.