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Workshops for kids & teens! STILTSHOP & ADVANCEDSHOP! Please read below


Stiltshop is a choreography workshop for children ages 5-10. The basic elements of choreography will be covered, but more importantly the children will be given an opportunity to create dance from their own inspiration. With the guidance of experienced teachers and dancers, Grace Hall, Abby Bender, and Andy Jacobs, Stiltshop participants will work and play together to build a collaborative dance for Built on Stilts.




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ADVANCEDSHOP (for kids ages 11-16)
With the guidance of experienced choreographer, Abby Bender, kids will deeply explore the craft of making dance. Through experimentation, dance games and playful assignments, participants work towards one collaborative group piece for the show. Each dancer is encouraged to express their individual voice as a mover, while collaborating with the larger group. Participants cooperatively generate nearly all the material for their dance. Bender aims to instill a love for making and performing dance regardless of technical proficiency or experience. She emphasizes decisiveness and the benefits of working hard, playing hard and "getting out of our own way" so we can be confident freeing up our imaginations and bodies. No dance experience is required but Advancedshop is quite challenging (and FUN!) It's the more rigorous, next step after Stiltshop for ages 11-16. Older teens who wish to join, please contact Abby for permission.

Stiltshoppers '08 just before showtime!
The Stiltshop Crew, 2003