IMG_0196Great Falls Creative Movement leads residencies, workshops and ongoing classes in elementary schools, pre-schools and after school programs throughout in Franklin County and Southern Vermont. Residencies can range in length from one day to year-long, and can engage with one class or an entire school.

Thank you to the STARS Residencies program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council for granting us funding for Creative Dance residencies in areas schools for the fourth consecutive year!

Check out this video from our most recent residency at the Village School in Royalston, MA.

Contact us to set up a residency at your school!

Creative Dance is routinely left out of school curriculum. Residencies are an amazing way to infuse the classroom with movement-based learning, body-based mindfulness practice, and physically expressed creativity.

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So many children thrive when their bodies are in motion! During in-school dance classes we focus on learning to be respectful of and joyful in our own bodies as well as in relation to other bodies. The many classroom teachers I have worked with this year have shared an excitement in continuing to integrate creative dance into their classrooms themselves after the completion of our residency.

If you or your institution are interested in bringing quality movement education to the children you work with please contact or 413 834-4644. Funding often provided for creative dance residencies by the local and state cultural councils as well as by school PTO’s.

Photos from Residency at the Village School in Royalston, MA.

Article from the Athol Daily News about our Fisher Hill Elementary School Residency, January 2018

Article from the Montague Reporter about Residency at Hillcrest Elementary

Photos from 2017 residency at the Hillcrest Elementary School

School Residencies and workshops in the 2018/2019 school year
The Village School, Royalston, MA. pre-K – 6th grade. May 2019
Musica Franklin, Turners Falls, MA. 2nd – 6th grade. May 2019.
Amherst Middle School, 8th grade. Amherst, MA. April 2019.
Gill Elementary School. Gill, MA. 4th Grade. January – May 2019
Fisher Hill Elementary School. Orange, MA. Kindergarten classrooms. January 2019.

School Residencies and workshops in the 2017/2018 school year
The Village School, Royalston, MA, January 2018
Fisher Hill Elementary School. Orange, MA, January 2018
Gill Elementary School. Gill, MA, May 2018

School Residencies in the 2016/2017 school year
Hillcrest Elementary School, Turners Falls, MA
The Village School, Royalston, MA
Fisher Hill Elementary School. Orange, MA. May 2017.

Great Falls Creative Movement has offered programming in partnership with the  following institutions:

Fisher Hill Elementary School, Orange MA
Amherst Middle School, Amherst MA
Musica Franklin, Turners Falls MA
The Village School, Royalston MA
The Giving Tree Pre-School, Gill MA
Hillcrest Elementary School, Montague MA
Gill Elementary School, Gill MA
Colrain Center School, Colrain MA
The Academy of Early Learning, Greenfield MA
The Hampshire Franklin Children’s Day Care Center, Leverett MA
The Enchanted Forest After school program, Wendell MA
The Gill Library, Gill MA
The SoBo Dance Studio, Brattleboro MA
The Rosenburg Fund for Children Family Gathering, Easthampton MA
The Neighborhood Schoolhouse, Brattleboro MA
The Hilltop Montessori School, Brattleboro MA