Clicking this Educator Resources link on the website will open access to five free teacher manuals for high school and college level classes. Based on the National Core Arts Standards, the manuals and student questionnaires are for DANCE, THEATRE, MUSIC (Composition and Ensemble strands), LITERATURE, and HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES. All of them include NCAS sections on empathy. Each pdf file if read online has multimedia reference links that allow students with just one click to see the kinds of dancing found in the dancical as well as to hear music from the swing era.
For those who follow this blog, you know that we encourage choreographers to "reach into the future for dance steps never seen before on the Savoy Ballroom dance floor circa 1931" in order to win the climatic dance contest-- especially in the breakaway. This year's National Dance Day routine has more than a few steps that could be appropriated from the future! So watch, dance, and enjoy!