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June Education Issue                                                                   Louise Reichlin & Dancers

It's time for the TEACHERS to dance!

June Education
End of year Edition
Final PD's at Western Ave. and Chase St. El Schools
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These images and the one below are from our final Professional Development Training workshop at Western Ave. Elementary School. Louise Reichlin, photo just above, demonstrates that a direct percussive movement is called a "punch" as teachers try different versions of it. Below, company member Sung-Yun Park works with teachers in one of the break-out groups to put together a short phrase emphasizing time (rhythm and speed). Louise and Sung-Yun also did a project with five teachers and their classrooms at Chase St. Elementary School where each of the classes learned a dance - West African, Japanese, Hawaiian, Mexican, and early Renaissance European. Then the teachers taught the other classes in their grade levels, and finally four company members returned to the school to see how all the teachers were doing, and send them on to a final performance of their students where the entire student body would be performing. The teachers did a great job in being able to relay the information to their respective classes! We were so pleased at their understanding of the elements of dance (space, time, and energy) that allowed them to transmit these dances.
Please don't forget that dance (art) taught sequentially in an educational setting is part of the federal core curriculum and under the American Recover and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and additional Title I funds may be allocated to support arts education as defined in No Child Left Behind. If you are in the LAUSD, here is a document about use of Title I funds.

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We truly love working with the teachers and well as the students, and for those in the LAUSD, it has been a rough road this year. Well- actually for any in Los Angeles County as well as the state of California extending to any across the nation. But there is lots of hope under the new administration that ARTS in EDUCATION will be recognized for the base of a creative successful entry to the community and larger arena that is our world.

To those schools that had selected us under the ACPN contract and under SB1131 that we never had a chance to work with - We were soooo happy we were to work with you, and then soooo unhappy that the arts funds were pulled. Please keep trying (and we will also) to find the funds through alternative avenues. Let us know if you have found part of the funds, as we are working also, on alternative funding. We also hope to return to the schools where we were able to do activities.

The three photos above were taken by our summer intern
from USC, Joshua Sy. Here is a look at his photo gallery. We are grateful to Los Angeles County Arts Commission for the funding for the intern program.
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Final PD's at Western Ave. and Chase St. Elementary Schools
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We hope to visit your school !
Special Thanks
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Fall Newsletter 2008
Photo Credits

3 photos at Western Ave. ES: Joshua Sy

Our dancers ready for a school performance photo: Paul Antico

Special Thanks bloc with the Patchwork Girl of Oz photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie

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Special Thanks
Special thanks to our government fundors that certainly deserve our attention. Without them (and many of you who donate to our company) we could not continue. Please go to our web site and make a donation.  The upside of the financial problems due to the LAUSD cancellation on its arts contracts is we did have more time to work on the new programs for performance. But -  we can sure use your help. To see who else has been helping us please see the funding page of our Fall Newsletter.

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Louise Reichlin, Director
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/
Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers