Residencies

Sound Powered Dance Projects

Residencies are jam-packed adventures in movement!

photo by Mallory Minerson

Our high-voltage vibe is inspired by funky West African rhythms and characterized by Canadian innovation for a truly world beat feel. Full student participation provides opportunities for great accomplishments and self-expression.

Our high-spirited programs are jam-packed adventures in movement. We call them Sound Powered Dance Projects.

Even if you have two left feet, Three Left Feet believes every ‘body’ can dance.

photo by David Boyle

Three Left Feet residencies are created for the whole school. We teach students about physical expression, rhythm, spatial awareness, and performance. Three Left Feet draws on western theatrical dance traditions, and also offers expertise in West African dance traditions. Our syllabus is engaging and created especially for the populations we meet in each particular school.  We ensure that there is a dance for every student that suits his/her ability. We also provide professional development for teachers and other school staff, with the aim of enriching residency experience for entire school. By including everyone in our Artist-in-Residence programs, we are able to educate students about dance, and also encourage a sense of community in the school.

Residencies culminate with a final demonstration that provides the students with a unique opportunity to perform, share and practice their craft. The show is open to families and invited guests, and takes place during school hours. The performance is a celebration of learning, student success, and is a moving and important community building experience.

School Experience

Photo by David Boyle

Three Left Feet strives for excellence and values feedback from teachers, school administrators and our peers in the artistic community. Our approach complements what teachers already do, and our expertise in fine arts allows us to give teachers jumping-off points into new material and experiences for their students. We are a company that strives for excellence, and values the learning opportunities our students provide us with every day.

Dance residencies are rewarding way to bring your school community together in a fun, totally engaging, and creative atmosphere.

Artists and Education Grant

The Artists and Education grant program is available through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.  Funding from this program helps to offset the cost of bringing artists into Alberta schools. Please let us know if your school is interested in submitting an application for a Three Left Feet residency. We can advise you on preparing your application.

The annual Artists and Education grant deadline is April 1.

Alberta foundation for the arts logo.

Please visit the AFA website for more information. Note: Once you are within the AFA website then click on the Grant Resources tab for some very helpful information regarding the application process.

http://www.affta.ab.ca/Grants/Organizational-Project-Grants

Useful residency information:

Residency Objectives

Residency Requirements

Staff PD Objectives

Residency Feedback