K-12 EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

The goals of The Cowles Center's 'Arts in Education' programs are to spark curiosity about dance and the performing arts, engage new ways of thinking and learning, empower creativity, increase body and spatial awareness, make connections between dance and the world around it, create a meaningful impact on teacher practices and increase access to quality dance experiences for learners of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. 

These education programs serve thousands of people of diverse ages and backgrounds annually through residencies with Cowles Center Teaching Artists, Student Matinee performances, and community events. Programs are offered free or at little cost to K-12 schools in Minnesota, removing financial barriers to quality arts education for our youth. 

56,254+ K12 students have been served through Education programming at The Cowles Center since inception in 2004. 

FIRST MOVES RESIDENCY

FREE PROGRAM FOR MPS 1ST GRADE STUDENTS & TEACHERS

DANCE WORKSHOPS

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