Arts 4 Youth: Program Information

The Performing Arts & Event Center is excited to share our first ever season of performances specifically designed for school groups. The ARTS 4 Youth performances are one hour long daytime presentations that bring the magic of live theater to students. Student Matinées align with and support Washington State and Common Core learning standards. We have designed study guides, lesson plans and other resources to help teachers deepen the learning experience and introduce students to the performing arts.

The Arts 4 Youth program is sponsored by the Federal Way Performing Arts Foundation and their generous supporters. The Foundation provides financial support for ticket scholarships and bus funding. We strongly believe in ensuring access for all to the performing arts and providing opportunities for the arts to inspire young people.

New shows for the 2018-19 season are coming soon!

Ada’s Violin

The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Book It Theater  |  SOLD OUT  |  THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!

Study Guide

An extraordinary true tale based on the book Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood. Ada Ríos longs to play the violin, but she lives in a poor community on a landfill. When a music teacher finally arrives there are not enough instruments for all of the children. Teacher Favio Chavez’s solution? They will make their own instruments – out of trash! This show is performed in English and Spanish.

Grade level: Pre-K through 3, performed in both Spanish and English

Aligned Standards:

  • Common Core ELA-Literacy: Key Ideas and Details: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Social Studies EALR 3: Geography Component 3.2: Understands human interaction with the environment.
  • Social Studies EALR 5: Social Studies Skills Component 5.3: Deliberates public issues
  • Music/Theater Anchor Standard 7 Responding: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
  • Music/Theater Anchor Standard 8 Responding: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
  • Music/Theater Anchor Standard 9 Responding: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
  • Music/Theater Anchor Standard 10 Connecting: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
  • Music/Theater Anchor Standard 11 Connecting: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Friday, January 12, 2018  |  10am

Study Guide  |  Artist Guides

Direct from China, and using traditional and contemporary techniques, these spectacular performers entrance their audience with stunning acrobatics, beautiful dance, and brilliant costumes.  This new show from the always popular Golden Dragon Acrobats is fast-paced, technically innovative, and dazzlingly presented. The elite performers represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. Let them share their culture while they take your breath away!

Grade Level: Pre-K through 12

Aligned Standards:

  • Social Studies EALR 3: GEOGRAPHY Component 3.1: Understands the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth’s surface.
  • Dance/Theater Anchor Standard 7 Responding: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
  • Dance/Theater Anchor Standard 8 Responding: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
  • Dance/Theater Anchor Standard 9 Responding: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
  • Dance/Theater Anchor Standard 10 Connecting: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
  • Dance/Theater Anchor Standard 11 Connecting: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
  • Physical Education Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Physical Education Standard 5: Students will recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self expression, and social interaction.

ElevenPlay

NEW SHOW!  |  Friday, February 2, 2018  |  10am

Study Guide

ElevenPlayElevenPlay is a Tokyo-based movement and media collective creating stunningly beautiful and innovative expressions of the body. Using technologies such as drones, robot arms, and lasers, ElevenPlay is expanding the scope of what a dance ensemble can communicate in the 21st century.

Grade Level: 4 though 12

Aligned Standards:

  • Dance/Theater Anchor Standard 7 Responding: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
  • Dance/Theater Anchor Standard 8 Responding: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
  • Dance/Theater Anchor Standard 9 Responding: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
  • Dance/Theater Anchor Standard 10 Connecting: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
  • Dance/Theater Anchor Standard 11 Connecting: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding. 

Velveteen Rabbit

PushCart Players  |  Wednesday, January 24, 2018  |  10am

Study Guide

A young boy’s love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit. The Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship in this musical re-telling of one of America’s favorite storybooks.

Grade Level: Pre-K through 3

Aligned Standards:

  • Common Core ELA-Literacy: Key Ideas and Details: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Music/Theater Anchor Standard 7 Responding: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
  • Music/Theater Anchor Standard 8 Responding: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
  • Music/Theater Anchor Standard 9 Responding: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
  • Music/Theater Anchor Standard 10 Connecting: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Treasure Island

Panto Theater USA  |  Friday, March 30, 2018  |  10am

Study Guide

An action-packed, fun-filled tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map, and a host of characters with bad intentions who meet their match. Told only as the Panto Company can, the story is seen through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy of the Hispaniola. This thrilling adventure shares a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, a scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle, and the message that good wins over evil every time.

Grade Level: Pre-K though 5

Aligned Standards:

  • Common Core ELA-Literacy: Key Ideas and Details: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Theater Anchor Standard 7 Responding: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
  • Theater Anchor Standard 8 Responding: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
  • Theater Anchor Standard 9 Responding: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
  • Theater Anchor Standard 10 Connecting: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Interested in attending?

The ARTS 4 Youth program will begin taking reservations on Friday, August 25th, 2017 for the upcoming school year. Tickets are $5 per student and intended for school groups of 10 or more. We require one adult per every 10 students (Teachers and Chaperones are admitted free). Performances start at 10:00 AM and will begin promptly. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime to allow for seating, which is first come, first served.

Questions?

We are here to help. For information about ARTS 4 Youth performances, scholarships, bus funding and general questions, contact us at arts4youth@fwpaec.org

 

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