Lesson series

Personal Narrative Through Dance(4 lessons)

In this dance and movement course, students will learn to think like a choreographer and turn their ideas into movement! We will build sequences from personal stories and values in order to create original and meaningful works of contemporary dance. Along the way, students will learn how to make creative decisions based on the fundamentals of dance in order to choreograph well-rounded and dynamic personal performances. 

 Ideal for grades 3-6.
 Addresses national standards in Language Arts and Dance.

This course features videos from #YIACre8tes, livestreamed art lessons for students and families during shelter in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.

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Meet the instructor

Kristen Jacobson

Kristen Jacobson is an arts leader, educator, and program designer dedicated to the accessibility of arts education for diverse populations. In 2019, Kristen was appointed to the role of Executive Director with Youth in Arts. Recently, she was the Managing Director of Education at Alonzo King LINES Ballet where she led initiatives to expand LINES’ programs that promote individuality, creativity and communication through dance and movement learning. Under her leadership, LINES education programs experienced significant expansion, growth, success, and impact.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Arts Educators Alliance of the Bay Area as well as San Francisco Unified School District’s Arts Ed. Master Plan Advisory Committee. Previously, Kristen served as the Youth & Community Programs Manager for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago where she was responsible for developing and implementing Hubbard Street’s Youth Dance Program from its inception, managing school partnerships, teaching artist development, family programming as well as partnerships with major cultural institutions across the city of Chicago. She holds a BA Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts and an MA Columbia College Chicago.