About This Program
Roots and Rhythm: Exploring the Cultural Diversity of the United States Through Traditional Dance
Roots and Rhythm: Exploring the Cultural Diversity of the United States Through Traditional Dance explores the diversity and commonality of the people of the United States. Dances, and their histories from different cultures, are taught in a fun and inviting way in Roots and Rhythm, bringing students together in rhythms and songs that build community and connect participants to each other and to their shared American heritage.
Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
- A kick-off assembly
- A required orientation meeting and planning session
- A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
- A student culminating or sharing event
- An evaluation meeting
For a rough estimate, residency prices include:
- Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
- A set of workshops ($100 each)
- A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
- An evaluation meeting ($100)
- Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.
"Footworks combined top-notch performances with in-depth cultural connections and audience participation. Our students were engaged and wanted to dance their way out of the cafeteria!"
"A thousand thanks to you all for the extraordinary program yesterday at St. Michae's Auditorium for the kindergarten through fifth-graders. I loved your description of the show commemorating the Star Spangled Banner, Eileen! You are ever the master visionary and orchestrator."
"Eileen Carson of Footworks is amazing! We are so grateful to have had her back! The kids were AWESOME this afternoon. Eileen brings content, skills, and ideas that the kids enjoy, learn, and are excited about! We were certainly sad to see her go! If there was some way we could keep her forever we would!"