After School

At the end of a long school day (often largely spent sitting in the classroom), students are anxious to move! With the ClancyWorks ASPIRE Afterschool Dance Program, the learning continues as the movement begins!

Students in our afterschool program are students who “ASPIRE”

Our afterschool dance program allows students to aspire to become conscious and engaged citizens, using dance as vehicle for success and transformation. The ClancyWorks afterschool program demonstrates that dance can be used to:

Acquire Knowledge
Solve Conflicts
Partner to accomplish greater goals
Improve academic achievement
Respect self, others, and the environment
Embrace community and diversity

The ClancyWorks ASPIRE Afterschool Dance Program:

In the ASPIRE Dance Program, students learn multiple genres of dance including hip-hop, step, jazz, modern dance, Latin dance forms and creative movement/improvisation techniques.  Each class focuses on the history, vocabulary, technique, and cultural context behind each form of dance.  Every student gets a chance to showcase their own artistic voice by creating and sharing dance sequences created in small groups.  The class fosters structured and supportive interactions with classmates, gives practice in problem solving, and builds academic as well as artistic skills. Additionally, the class highlights the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and positive group interactions through group and partner work.  Students in the ASPIRE Afterschool Dance Program have the opportunity to perform in an informal presentation showcasing the knowledge gained during the classes for their peers, teachers, family, and the greater community!

Key Features of the ClancyWorks ASPIRE Afterschool Dance Program:

  • Highlights life skills such as the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and positive group interactions through dance partnering within a nurturing environment that balances rigor, discipline and fun
  • Creates learning opportunities by teaching the history, cultural context and technique behind a variety of dance genres
  • Documents learning through student-created dance journals
  • Encourages critical thinking through self-assessment and peer feedback
  • Supports Maryland State Curriculum outcomes and objectives
  • Includes final student performance showcasing the knowledge gained during the program

We tailor each program to meet the specific needs of each school.  Contact us to learn more about the variety of options to individualize the ASPIRE Program to your school’s needs.

The ClancyWorks ASPIRE format is also used in our residency and arts integration programs.

Contact us today to arrange an afterschool dance program, led by ClancyWorks professional dancers and using our highly acclaimed ASPIRE program, for your students today!  ClancyWorks staff can help your school apply for grants and funding to make this program possible.


Dance Educator's Training Institute

DETI is Going Virtual!

Our annual Dance Educator's Training Institute (DETI) is scheduled to take place August 17-19, 2020.

This year, we've decided to take DETI online, due to COVID-19.

While we are saddened not to be able to hold DETI in person, we are excited to welcome people from around the world, who might not otherwise be able to join us! We will have more information about DETI Online in the coming days.

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