Young Audiences of Virginia partnered with Newport News Public Schools for the We Leap Spectacular Saturday program. Over 30 YAV performing and teaching artists visited 3 elementary schools on Saturday, April 23 seeing over 500 students! Students in grades first through fifth participated in YAV’s Arts for Learning residencies through music, theater and dance. The Spectacular Saturday program will continue on Saturday, April 30 and Saturday, May 7.Thank you to the NNPS We Leap Team for capturing all of these great photos!
Beth Hazelette, YAV Board President and Retired Senior Coordinator for Music with Norfolk Public Schools donated a YAV performance entitled, “Hip Hop Math” by Illstyle & Peace Productions for grades 3-5 at Ingleside Elementary School. The performance was in honor of Betsy Meadow’s mother, Bessie Bowen, who recently passed away. Betsy attended Ingleside Elementary as a child and was delighted to return to the school and enjoy the program along with the students at Ingleside.
Thank you Beth for honoring Bessie by bringing the arts into the lives of these students!
Inspiring Teachers Conference – Early Bird Registration only
We’re just 3 months away from the Inspiring Teachers Conference. This one day conference in partnership with Old Dominion University, will take place on July 22, 2016. For only $69, teachers will explore techniques to enhance academic performance, learning, retention, motivation and more! Innovators in education, including keynote speaker and executive director of Young Audiences, Inc., David Dik, will be in attendance. A wide range of topics will be explored, including Math Thru Dance and Teaching Diversity in the classroom. For more information or to register, visit www.teachthrougharts.com.
YAV is proud to partner with d’Art Center in our upcoming Summer Camp series! This seven-week camp hosted by d’Art Center is open to ages 6-14 and starts on July 11th! Each week focuses on growing and developing through art! Themes include Community, Science, Leadership and Diversity. For the youngest artists, ages 4-5, sign up for the Early Childhood Art Exploration Workshops! To register for camp, visit www.d-artcenter.org!