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BHESA is Awarded a $10,000 Grant!

Mr. Frank Casstevens, BHESA Arts Coordinator

Congratulations to Mr. Frank Casstevens, Arts Coordinator at BHESA who was awarded a $10,000 grant from North Carolina Arts Council. Mr. Casstevens collaborated with Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works, a contemporary dance company in Charlotte to apply for this grant.  She is one of our visiting artists from Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Ms. Connerton and our third graders will participate in a two week residency that will integrate dance with the North Carolina Essential Standards in Science.  

The grant will focus on teaching students basic modern dance and choreography skills while learning plant cycles. The lessons will include needs of plants, plant parts and functions, photosynthesis and more.  

Then, the entire school will attend The Kinetyx Dance Ensemble Active Learning Performance, “Science in Motion”. Third graders will be involved in this performance showing their dance and choreography applied to what they learned about plants. The residency will occur in the fall.  

Written by: Mrs. Beth Lanzy, Media Coordinator
Posted: Aug 29, 2013 by Beth Lanzy

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