Focusing on the power of discovery, collaboration and truth, HeART with LINES partnerships are curated for PreK through 8th grade classrooms and provide fully funded in-school dance education to local neighborhoods where arts programming is scarce. Residencies occur over 5-12 weeks depending on scheduling.


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School Residency Partnership?

School Residency Partnerships include:

• Scaffolded integrated movement learning
• Live instruction (Zoom or in-person when permitted)
• On demand grade level video lessons
• Interactive offline lesson plans
• Trained and experienced professional dance teaching artists
• Guest teaching artists specializing in culturally specific dance forms
• Collaborative lesson planning
• Professional development for educators
• Dance assessments to track progress
• Final student sharing

HeART with LINES dance experiences promote:

• Physical education
• Social emotional learning
• Community and collaboration
• Student choreography and abstract thinking
• The emergence of elementary foundations as experienced through the lens of different culturally specific dance forms, i.e. multi-cultural competence
• The understanding that dance is a form of personal and cultural expression
• That by exploring different ways of dancing we learn more about ourselves, others and the world
• Humility, emotion/empathy, artistry, ritual and truth

HeART with LINES is the Recipient of San Francisco Unified School District’s Visual & Performing Arts Department Dreamcatcher Award for excellence of service and commitment to students and teachers.


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HeART with LINES is generously funded by:
Bank of the West
BNP Paribas
California Arts Council
Morris Stulsaft Foundation
San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Collaborative
The Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation
The Koret Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation

Recent HeART with Lines partner schools include:
Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary, DeMarillac Academy, Presidio Middle School, ER Taylor Elementary School, Washington Elementary School (Berkeley), Tenderloin Boys & Girls Club, Booker T. Washington Community Service Center, AP GIannini Middle School, Cobb Elementary School, Bessie Carmichael Elementary, Aptos Middle School, James Lick Middle School, Alice Fong Yu Elementary School

“As always, the lessons were well planned, age appropriate, engaging, and well presented. My students let me know that they really appreciated the class offerings and we hope they will continue!” —Rebecca Navarrete-Davis, Presidio Middle School, SFUSD

“I especially appreciate that both teachers and students can use the skills and strategies learned through HeART with LINES to help in dealing with the stresses of everyday life.” — Oscar Zárate, Washington Elementary School, Berkeley Unified School District