Dancing into Diversity
Arianne MacBean is thrilled to have been invited to present a 3-hour workshop entitled, "Dancing into Diversity" at The Skirball Cultural Center as part of their "Teaching Our World Through the Arts" professional development program. Arianne will lead 40 Los Angeles Unified School District K-12 educators on ways they can investigate and support diversity through dance in their classrooms. Arianne will present exciting new research on the impact of dance on student achievement, the importance of play in brain development, and new thinking about how diveristy in schools is not a guarantee that students will have better attitudes about race. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to experience innovative dance and writing curriculum they can use in their classrooms to create safe spaces for multiple perspectives and difference.