Dance and Movement

Let’s collaborate together through the inspiration of books!
30 min multi-class program (Elementary)

STYLE Teaching artist Franchesska Berry will get kids up and active inside their own virtual classroom. We will represent stories using dance and movement. This is a fantastic way to be creative with movement, with our bodies and learn some stories from our wonderful Teaching Artist.

Franchesska Berry, Dancer & Intercultural Arts Education Specialist will provide a Traditional African Music and Dance Residency or class. Franchesska Berry’s introduction to West African Dance and Culture—Student learners are greeted in the languages of Wolof and French. Western students are immediately transformed into international intercultural students The cultural immersion experience is supplemented by a lecture, question, answer sessions regarding West African culture, along with hands on interactive sharing of contemporary West African dance, music and cross cultural experience.

Dance and Movement Includes:

  • Franchesska Berry (when available)
  • STYLE teaching artist(s)
  • Learning to tell stories with your body
  • Cross-curricular lessons in critical thinking, dance and musical concepts
  • Webpage for each class
  • Creation of original dance for each class
  • Recording of each class’s creation (YouTube, download or email)

We align with the Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Skills.

Learn more about what the STYLE Read-Aloud and Soundtrack program can do for your school.

Project Based Learning

Students work in a highly collaborative environment, building lasting connections to reading, music, fellow classmates, and the world.


We challenge students to think critically and connect the themes of a book to themselves, to other texts, and to real world problems.


Students collaborate in the songwriting process, applying their connections and conversations to generate a song inspired by the book.


Taking their collaborative work to the next level, students create artwork and a professional recording of their song using 21st century skills and technology.

Remote Learning Programs for the 2020-21 school year

Booking coming soon!

Be inspired

Create a song inspired by a book of your choice!

Specialized Programming for your school or library

What do you need?

STYLE is ready to work with your schools schedule and needs. We know this is going to be a year of learning, collaboration and compromise. We are ready to work with you and your students.

Integrated Arts Education

Live weekly concerts

Live music every week

We love to perform for you all. We’ll play some tunes, talk about why we chose those songs and bring some great sing-alongs for the whole family.

STYLE In-School Programs

Not available until restrictions are lifted

Five Day Residency

We will take your students on a journey from finding inspiration in a book, to recording in a professional recording studio environment.


We’ll come to your school and put on a music/reading oriented assembly. Educational and fun!

Assembly Plus

It’s our standard assembly program plus some additional individual classroom sessions.

Sound FX and Foley

This program focuses on the creation of sound effects inside movies TV, video games, live theater and radio.

Thunderbird / Seahawks

Create a sports anthem inspired by the Native American story of the Thunderbird.

Harry Potter

A full STYLE concert inspired by the beloved novels of JK Rowling!

Winnie the Pooh

A full STYLE concert inspired by AA Milne’s beloved tales!

Variety Show

STYLE performs a full concert of music inspired by the children’s books we all love.

Bring STYLE to your school.

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