In order for our students to succeed in the 21st century, we believe an educational environment must provide more than reading, writing and arithmetic. Character-building concepts of teamwork, self-esteem, tolerance, cultural diversity, conflict resolution, creativity and much more must accompany the academic educational experience from kindergarten through high school. Students of all grade levels respond to the power of dance through the visual impact of live performance, and the physical experience of classes and workshops.

The teaching artists of ClancyWorks Dance Company are trained and certified to teach dance in public schools, and have held major choreographic, performance and administrative positions in numerous nationally recognized companies, festivals, and universities. Our teaching artists pride themselves on their interest in teaching individuals with a range of experiences with dance, from the novice to the professional dancer.

The Company conducts Arts in Education programs in collaboration with the Maryland State Arts Council, Montgomery County Collaboration Council, the Baltimore Public School System, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and Fairfax County Public School System. Please see our complete list of Artist-in-Residence rosters.

We work with teachers and school administrators to set up programs, arrange funding, fill out applications and customize curriculum to bring our highly regarded Arts in Education programs to K-12 schools regionally and nationally. Contact us today to explore the possibilities for your students!

ClancyWorks’ highly acclaimed ASPIRE afterschool program is an effective, flexible Arts in Education program which brings together dance and movement with vital character-building concepts to help students of all grade levels to expand their thinking, develop their relationships and explore their movement potentials.

Our ASPIRE Arts In Education programs engage students to:

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

As ClancyWorks teaching artists and dancers, we also offer engaging residencies and workshops during the school day, tailored to the individual needs of each school, classroom and teacher, with a focus on arts integration, partnering into performance or choreographic commissions.

For each K-12 school assembly, ClancyWorks creates a presentation that excites students about the possibilities of dance to create community through teamwork and collaboration. With our diverse movement backgrounds, our performances demonstrate a range of distinctive partnering, contemporary modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, step, and dances that include props and sets. Each assembly includes a brief historical background and cultural context for each dance form.

ClancyWorks is listed on a number of rosters of funding agencies who can help to subsidize your artistic residency. Click here to find out more.


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.

Click here to learn more!

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