These are just a sampling of the many workshops we do for early childhood populations each year. All of these workshops can be expanded into a 2-, 3- or 4-day classroom residency. Providing children  repeated exposure to arts-integrated learning experiences can help build and reinforce literacy skills and a host of developmental skills. Stick with one art form to create a deeper, sequentially structured learning experience or mix and match workshops to give your students a variety of arts experiences. The choice is yours!   Please contact us for more information.

We are constantly designing new workshops! In fact, most of the workshops you see here were originally designed because someone asked us, "Hey, InterAct...can you do a workshop on ___________ to address __________ objective?"  WE LOVE THIS. It's really our favorite thing to do. The answer is almost always, "Sure. Let's put our heads together and see what we can create!"  

So, if you would like an arts integration experience for your students that you don't see here, please contact us so we can design something for you! 

Music & Creative Opera

A MUSICAL JOURNEY TO WEST AFRICA (GRADES PREK-2) 

A taste of West African culture is explored thorough games, dances and songs. This highly interactive workshop is led by Kwame Ansah-Brew, a master musician from Ghana.  Maximum 25 students (1 class) for each 30-minute session.

SONGBUILDING (GRADES PREK-1) 

Students sing songs and even create an original song together as they are introduced to various musical instruments and musical styles. This workshop is led by veteran InterActor Nancy Krebs.  Maximum 50 students (2 classes) for each 30-minute session.

POP-UP OPERA (GRADES PREK-1)  

Students explore a story through music, drama, puppets and pop-ups. InterAct's General Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger leads this enchanting workshop that truly engages young children.  Maximum 25 students (1 class) for each 30-minute session.

Note: this innovative and exciting workshop can also be expanded into OPERATUNITIES for Reading, a 3-5 day residency building language and literacy skills through creative opera strategies. Contact us for more information!

LET'S SING A STORY (GRADES PREK-1)

Students explore a book or folktale through music, drama and movement.  This workshop is led by InterAct's General Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger or a staff artist trained in creative opera techniques.  With advance notice, we can tailor a workshop to meet your specific theme, content area or curricular objective. Contact us for more information! Maximum 25 students (1 class) for each 30-minute session.

Drama

STORY CAN THEATRE (Grades PreK-1)

Students are mesmerized as they observe a story brought to life with miniatures and toys. The students then dramatize scenes from the story. The workshop stresses oral language and emergent literacy skills. Maximum 25 students (1 class) for each 30-minute session.

BOOKS ALIVE (Grades PreK-2) 

Books come to life as students explore an age-appropriate children's book or folktale in this literature-based creative drama experience designed to promote literacy skills, comprehension, and oral language skills. Note: Books Alive workshops can be developed to connect with almost any theme or curriculum area, with advance notice and planning time.  Please contact us for more information!  Maximum 25 students (1 class) for each 30-45-minute session.

BOOKS + MATH = DRAMA (Grades PreK-2)

Students learn fundamental math skills through this literature-based creative drama workshop. With advance notice, workshops can be designed to meet a specific math indicator or benchmark.  Contact us for more information!  Maximum 25 students (1 class) for each 30-45-minute session.

DRAMA BY DESIGN: CURRICULUM-BASED DRAMA WORKSHOPS (Grades PreK-2)

Let us design a workshop to fit your theme, content area, or curricular topic! Contact us for more information.

Dance

DANCING OUR WAY THROUGH BOOKS (GRADES PREK-2)

An InterAct dance artist leads students in a movement experience rooted in age-appropriate children's literature or multicultural folk tales. This dynamic approach to reading comprehension and emerging literacy also gives students a chance to practice locomotor and non-locomotor movement, personal space, and gross-motor skills. Maximum 25 students (1 class) for each 30-45-minute session.

DANCING THROUGH THE CURRICULUM (GRADES PREK-2)

Let us design a workshop to fit your theme, content area, or curricular topic! Contact us for more information.