Category Archives: From the Education Director

AXIS SI Day 3 of 7

Day 3 of 7 Today we continued working with our trios. All dancers really tried to incorporate relationships to space and others – something we played with during improv class. Here are some snapshots from the trios.

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Day Two – Jumping In

(Day 2 0f 7) Our AXIS website is down ( HELP!) but the Summer Intensive classes are in full swing! Here is a short report from day 2 of 7. The day started with our AXIS technique classes taught by Emily & … Continue reading

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30 dancers, 5 countries, 7 days

AXIS Summer Intensive 2012 Day 1 of 7 30+ people in one room from 5 different countries, new and familiar faces… AXIS’ annual Summer Intensive has started! On this first day we came together to get to know each other to move … Continue reading

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a powerful bridge for our students

One of my favorite components of AXIS’ education program is our in-school assembly. What better way to give you an experience of what an assembly is like by sharing this story by the principal from one of the schools we recently visited. – Annika … Continue reading

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Making Learning Visible in Dance

By Education Director Annika Nonhebel A few months ago I was fortunate enough to attend the Young Audiences of Northern California’s Teaching Artist Retreat. The retreat focused on integrating Young Audience’s core values in the work of all the artists … Continue reading

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Who Says!

– A Recipe for a Dance by Albany Adapted PE dancers Ingredients: 12 high school students with and without disabilities an amazingly dedicated adaptive PE teacher 2 AXIS dancers a dance room a catchy song 10 Mondays to rehearse Instructions: … Continue reading

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one of those life-changing experiences

Part of AXIS’ mission is to educate about dance & disability. We do that a lot. The other day Bonnie and Annika taught a class to 3rd graders at a wonderful school in San Francisco. For weeks they’ve worked on … Continue reading

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