Glendale Library Jan 3- 7,2012
Opendance “ Discovering Arizona” – This 1 of a 4 part series Arts & Educational program funded by a grant from the Glendale Arts Commission.
Jan 3-7th, 2012, from 2:00-4:30pm, 9 children ages 4-10 yrs of age worked with an Opendance teaching artist on the flora & fauna of AZ, reading and looking at pictures, making the scenery and animal masks, creating and practicing 3 dances, “The Desert”, “Buzz, Buzz, Buzz”, and “Arachnids” . On the 3rd day they got to practice outside, exploring the flora & fauna of the library, which is its own mini botanical gardens with cacti, and even peacocks! Show day they practiced and then performed in the auditorium for their friends and family, who were happy, applauded and took lots of pictures.
The program was free to children from the surrounding districts, at the Glendale library. This past and 3 more to come programs, will take place during the Glendale Elementary School District and Peoria Unified School District’s Spring and Fall breaks for ages 4-12.
Discovering Arizona our Flora and Fauna – Jan 3-7, May 29-June 1,
Discovering Arizona our Cultural Roots –March 12-17, July 10-14
(Sign up on the Glendale Library website www.glendaleaz.com
The program series planned by Opendance will engage children and families in the arts and focus on Arizona culture and history, during the Centennial year. The children will participate in music, visual art, and dance, along with one Opendance professional. In this interactive environment, they will learn more about their state from a science, social studies and arts perspective. Offering Discovering Arizona at four different parts of the year makes it accessible to a wide range of the community.