You can help build our future creative community!
The Joe Goode Performance Group education program began in 2011 with the certainty that people of all ages have important and illuminating things to say, questions to ask, and ways to creatively contribute. JGPG offers its young community the opportunity to train with company members and create original dance theatre works using JGPG’s innovative creative methodologies. We offer techniques that tune, align, and entrain the body to itself and its surroundings with the understanding that community building, empathy promotion, social awareness and engagement all start within ourselves in our immediate physical experience of being embodied. The JGPG youth programming is created to facilitate a vibrant, age appropriate learning experience guided by the following goals:
Treehouse (a program of the Jamestown Community Center)
Age: 6th Grade
JGPG will work with the 6th grade students of Treehouse, a program which places at-risk youth into social support
groups with caring, supportive adults. Students will be introduced to the basic elements of dance as well as JGPG methods of combining text, song and movement to craft a shared story exploring themes of empathy, connection and personal creativity. Taught by JGPG Teaching Artists.
Everett Middle School, San Francisco, CA (a partnership with Mission Graduates)
Age: 6th – 8th Grade
Students will be introduced to the basic elements of dance as well as JGPG methods of combining personally devised text, song and movement to craft shared compositions exploring themes that arise in their creative explorations with an emphasis on empathy and connection. Taught by JGPG Teaching Artists.
Boys and Girls Club – Mission Clubhouse
Weekly dance classes
Ongoing weekly class introducing students to the elements of dance and engage them in finding their own creative voices.
SFArtsED New Works Program
March 28th – April 2th, 2016
During this intensive program, students work with JGPG company members to create a new dance theater work. Click here to see what students created last year!
Inspired Bodies 2015 (in partnership with SFArtsED)
Inspired Bodies participants dance, sing and create. They surprise themselves with their own imaginations. Maybe they’ll grow a tail or discover their superpowers, find their voice or color in their own stories. Guided and taught by JGPG company members and teaching artists, this workshop interweaves body and mind and activates the physical imagination. Students are encouraged in the creation of their own unique movement vocabulary as well as collaborative construction of dances. The explorations culminate in an informal performance at the end of the session.