Joint Forces Dance Company performs in schools for thousands of children each year, working with partners such as VSArts, Young Audiences in Portland and Lane Arts Council in Eugene. Extension curriculum is provided alongside the performances to create classroom dialogue, and educate children about the potential of people with and without disabilities.
Youth Outreach Teacher’s Guide
A Youth Outreach Teacher’s Guide is available for educators to prepare students in advance and there is a question and answer period after the performance to engage the students in a conversation about disabilities. The goal is to share information to support teachers and students in creating diverse communities that honors and includes people with all abilities. The materials in the Teacher’s Guide support teachers in integrating the performance into their curriculum, thus enriching and deepening the learning experience.
Youth Outreach Assembly Fee
The cost for an assembly is $400 for one performance, or $575 for two assembly performances in the same day. Joint Forces Dance Company is involved in raising money on an ongoing basis to support school assemblies through grants and private donations; if you need assistance, please let us know.
Dancers need the following arrangements:
- A gymnasium or cafeteria or large conference room with wood or linoleum flooring
- A room nearby for costume changes
- CD Player
- Chairs for children sitting in the rear of the room to assist with viewing
If you are interested in bringing a performance to your school, please contact us at.