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2 20 YEARS Class Acts Arts ngage. Create. Inspire. Students have stopped me in the hallways to tell me how much they loved it. Cultural Arts Coordinator, The Barnesville School Loved that geography, music, & language were intertwined! Teacher, Manor oods Elementary School The artists provide important reminders of what makes us all human. arden, Montgomery County Correctional Facility Photo credits: 1: Avalon Foundation, 2: Annie Tiberio Cameron, 3: Rhonda Farnham, 4: Steve Little, 5: Ivan Kupula, 6: Augustinus Tjahaya, 7: Kendal Carr, 9: Eric Rosé, 10: Tim Fuller, 11: YTanou Photography, 12: Stephen Baranovics, 13: Fredde Lieberman, 16: Yevgen Gulenko, 18: Andrew Swaine, 19: Nancy Daynard, 20: Hans Spiegel, 21: Tom Radcliffe, 24: Larry Yazzie, 25: Peter Krsko, 26: Daniel Peck Photography, 28: Joel Baldwin, 31: Don Napoleon, 32: Kari atts. Program Planning & Pricing Customize programs to curriculum, theme, participants, and budget. hether you are looking for performances, workshops, or a residency, we will help you match an artist to your needs. Look inside to get started! Key single back-to-back One performance Two performances in a row orkshops available Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Arts-in-Education Visiting Performer MSAC Artist-in-Residence Pricing Fees listed in this brochure are for daytime school programs (typically 45 minutes each). Travel fees are additional. Please contact us for evening, weekend, and non-school program fees. Additional workshop or residency options may be available contact us for pricing. Funding opportunities Stretch your arts dollars! Ask about opportunities available at the time of scheduling. MSAC Arts-In-Education Visiting Performer funding is available to cover up to 1/3 of the program cost for any Maryland school working with a designated artist. Schools may use this funding three times in a school year. Ask early for these limited funds. State and county arts councils have grants available throughout the year. Maryland schools may apply annually for MSAC Artist-in- Residence grants. Our staff can recommend funding sources and qualifying artists and help you apply. There s no limit to where we bring the power of the arts Class Acts Arts provides high quality performances, workshops, and residencies to schools, community organizations, court-involved youth (Project Youth ArtReach), seniors, and special needs populations throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia. Our programs educate, foster creativity, and connect communities through interactive experiences in a wide range of artistic disciplines and cultural traditions. SEPT OCT NOV DEC JAN Hispanic Heritage American Indian Heritage inter Holidays Disabilities Awareness Nat l Arts & Humanities International Drum Universal Human Rights Anti-Bullying MLK Day Events
3 Curriculum Connections Address curriculum standards in innovative ways Language Arts Social Studies STEM orld Languages Health & ellness Dance Music Theatre Visual Arts Storytelling Green 1 Anansegromma of Ghana 2 Andes Manta 3 Antonio Rocha 4 Baba Jamal Koram 5 Barynya 6 Billy B. 7 Cantaré 8 Carien Quiroga 9 Cello Fury 10 Chic Street Man 11 Christylez Bacon 12 Dakshina Dance Company 13 DinoRock 14 Dovie Thomason 15 Fabulous Chinese Acrobats 16 Gerdan 17 Karen O. Brown 18 Karim Nagi 19 Kim and Reggie Harris 20 Lesole s Dance Project 21 Magpie 22 Mark Jaster 23 Mary Beth Bowen 24 Native Pride Dancers 25 Peter Krsko 26 RC Dance Discovery 27 Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo 28 Shizumi 29 Smithsonian Assoc. Discovery Theater 30 Snowday 31 Step Afrika! 32 Unified Jazz Ensemble FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE Black History Music in Our Schools Jazz Appreciation Asian-Pacific Heritage Caribbean-American Lunar New Year Nat l Youth Violence Prevention eek omen s History Arab-American Heritage Environmental Awareness & Earth Day Cinco de Mayo Children s Book eek Read Across America National Poetry National Dance
4 1 Anansegromma of Ghana 5 Barynya NE Journey to est Africa with the lively duo of Kwame and Kofi. Experience an exhilarating and unforgettable performance of traditional music, storytelling, games, and dance. $700 single / $995 back-to-back Russian culture comes alive with this troupe of classically trained artists who bring music, dance, comedy costumes, and tales of heritage to your front door. $695 single / $895 back-to-back NE 2 6 Andes Manta Billy B. Nov The four Lopez brothers from Ecuador play the vibrant music of the Andes, using dozens of traditional instruments to create the sounds of the mountains and rainforest. $975 single / $1275 back-to-back Billy B. bursts with energy and information about swamps, biodiversity, rainforests, geology, and more all told through music. Audiences sing and dance along with Billy and get a rocking science lesson! $700 single / $850 back-to-back 3 Antonio Rocha 7 Cantaré Oct Using creative movement, clever sound effects, humor, and suspense, Antonio tells a diverse array of stories from around the world. Performances and author visits feature themes of ecology, communication, and conflict resolution. $650 single / $875 back-to-back ith extensive audience participation, this duo celebrates the Indigenous, European, and African roots of Latin American music through an exploration of folk songs and unusual and traditional instruments. Bilingual programs and trio available. $650 single / $800 back-to-back 4 Baba Jamal Koram 8 Carien Quiroga This master storyteller brings the history, humor, and lore of African and African-American cultures to life with unique stories, drumming, and call and response fun. $450 single / $625 back-to-back Carien s six-day residency instructs participants in the fine art of tile and metal mosaics and results in the construction of a collaborative indoor or outdoor mural, based on student design. $5160 six-day mural residency
5 9 Cello Fury 13 DinoRock Three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer fuse the symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats to create inspiring, high-energy music. Classical pieces, cover songs, and original compositions explore connections between styles. $975 single / $1400 back-to-back Marvelous original music and colorful puppetry animate the world of science through subjects that ignite everyone s imagination from dinosaurs to pirates to planes! Students love the interactions with cleverly designed puppets that teach concepts from recycling to STEM connections. $650 single / $750 back-to-back 10 Chic Street Man NE 14 Dovie Thomason Oct Chic s blend of bluesy tunes and friendly humor transcends culture and attitude and makes it easy for him to connect with children of all ages. Interactive songs with positive messages explore a love for people, music, and the planet. $625 single / $800 back-to-back Grounded in the oral traditions of her ancestors and sparkling with sly wit and humor, Dovie inspires delight in the spoken word and respect for traditional Native values. She is well-known for residencies that motivate the most reluctant student. $650 single / $850 back-to-back 11 Christylez Bacon 15 Fabulous Chinese Acrobats Feb & May DC-based hip-hop artist and Human Beatbox* Christylez Bacon fuses diverse styles of music, performing original songs and improvising with the audience. Cellist ytold joins him for a Classical Hip-Hop** duo program blending beatboxing with classical and electric cello. * $475 single / $650 back-to-back ** $650 single / $800 back-to-back Dazzlingly talented athletes balance, tumble, and twist in mesmerizing ways, demonstrating how practice, concentration, and hard work turn their bodies into moving works of art. Narration about Chinese culture, customs, and history enhances this breathtaking performance. $840 single / $1300 back-to-back 12 Dakshina Dance Company 16 Gerdan Talented dancers highlight five distinct dance styles Salsa, Indian Classical, Ballet, Stepping, and Modern from around the world. Explore how dance is shaped by history and discover the role of dance in our world s cultures. $850 single / $1200 back-to-back Gerdan takes a tour of classical, ethnic, and folk music traditions from Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Exotic flutes of all sizes from the small ocarina to the large fujara are accompanied by captivating violin and folk dance. $600 single / $800 back-to-back (solo) $750 single / $950 back-to-back (duo)
6 17 Karen O. Brown 21 Magpie Using vivid colored paper, recycled materials, paints, and embellishments, Karen s creative projects include book-making, self-portraits, and heritage arts. Customizable workshops strengthen curriculum topics like math, science, and language arts. $650 large group workshop (plus materials) $825 per residency day (plus materials) This award-winning duo of singer-songwriters connects music with history and science. Travel the road of struggle and freedom in their Civil ar to Civil Rights performance. Discover the Chesapeake Bay or the Earth s amazing biodiversity in Tales of the Blue Crab and Living Planet. $700 single / $835 back-to-back 18 Karim Nagi 22 Mark Jaster April Join Egyptian-American master percussionist and dancer Karim Nagi on a journey to the Arab and Muslim world. Karim uses authentic costumes, maps, Arabic words, humor, and lots of audience participation to enlighten audiences about a captivating world. $575 single / $750 back-to-back Master mime Mark Jaster delights audiences with foolish antics and mute amusements. Audiences enjoy brilliant theatre, articulate gestures, playful interaction, and gentle, inclusive humor that appeals to everyone. $500 single / $675 back-to-back 19 Kim and Reggie Harris 23 Mary Beth Bowen Oct, Nov, & Feb This dynamic pair uses song, humor, and audience involvement to tell stories from America s past. Music and the Underground Railroad highlights a fascinating chapter in American history, while Dream Alive features stories of African-American educators, artists, scientists, and inventors. $850 single / $1150 back-to-back Students become more enthusiastic readers while learning the skills and joys of acting. Readers Theatre workshops increase reading fluency and build confidence and public speaking skills. Choose Inventions of Ancient China (grade 2), Greek Myth: King Midas (grade 3), Mythological Allusions (grade 4), or Bullying Prevention (grades 4 & 5). $50 per class per workshop 20 Lesole s Dance Project 24 Native Pride Dancers Nov Lesole Maine and his dancers take you on an engaging journey to the tip of the African continent! Experience three exciting cultures through traditional Zulu dance, percussive Gumboot dance, and modern, upbeat Pantsula. $675 single / $950 back-to-back Experience the thrill and excitement of a Native American pow-wow! Learn the meaning and importance of traditions shared by Native American people and enjoy the beauty, skill, and majesty of music and movement passed down from their ancestors. Dances and dancers vary. $975 single / $1200 back-to-back
7 25 Peter Krsko 29 Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour Jan, Feb, & May Artist and scientist Peter Krsko s lessons explore science, math, technology, and visual arts. orkshops include Art and Science of Color, Beauty of Fractals, and Urban Microworld. A mural residency culminates in a permanent display of students experience. $530 one-hour workshop / $680 two-hour workshop $1415 full day of workshops $4,580 five-day painted mural residency Bessie and Bill makes aviation history come alive with stories of pioneering African-American pilots Bessie Coleman and Bill Powell. Lions of Industry, Mothers of Invention spotlights inspirational African-American inventors and entrepreneurs. Tigers, Dragons, and Other ise Tales reimagines folk tales from Asia with a fresh, modern touch. $700 single / $900 back-to-back 26 RC Dance Discovery 30 Snowday Join this duo on a folkdance journey to six continents or learn dances brought to the U.S. from the British Isles and Africa. Their new Stories to Stage program brings timeless stories to life for young students. $625 single / $725 back-to-back Rave reviews consistently follow this extraordinary quintet of a cappella singers. ith inventive arrangements, skillful vocal percussion, and plenty of humor, their musical a cappella history tour is always a memorable adventure. $850 single / $1000 back-to-back 27 Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo 31 Step Afrika! May Southeast Asia comes alive with stories and unique musical instruments in Kids Love Kulintang* (Filipino folktales) and Bamboo Jamboo** (folktales from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand). Perennial favorite Asia FantAsia** features stories from Korea, Japan, China, and beyond. * $700 single / $850 back-to-back ** $650 single / $800 back-to-back This energetic ensemble dance performance of kicks, stomps, and rhythms, mixed with spoken word, teaches lessons on academic achievement, teamwork, discipline, and commitment. Step Afrika! Reads, an interactive workshop for grades K-2, promotes reading, literacy skills, and movement. $975 single / $1300 back-to-back $260 per class: Step Afrika! Reads 28 Shizumi 32 Unified Jazz Ensemble Fanciful dancing, Samurai swordsmanship, masks and voices, kimono dressing, fan games, and Haiku poetry fill this interactive performance with learning and fun. Origami, brush painting, and tea ceremony workshops also available. $575 single / $750 back-to-back Connecting music with science, history, and culture, this engaging group explores rhythms, instruments, and improvisation. Learn about famous jazz musicians, help make music, and find out why teamwork is the key to playing in a jazz band. $550 single / $700 back-to-back (trio) $700 single / $850 back-to-back (quartet)
8 700 Roeder Road, First Floor Silver Spring, MD Class Acts Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts in education organization, funded in part by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.