2/50 Seats Filled
Date - 11/02/2018
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
BFS Arts Consulting
110 South Acline St
Betty Frances Stone
Teachers and Administrators
As a teacher who taught music and dance for over 30 years, when Betty Frances retired it seemed logical that her next step be to start her own business doing arts residencies in the schools. As a music teacher she taught choral music and had award winning show choirs who competed with her original choreography. After school , she taught competitive dance teams at a local dance studio, and these groups won many awards for their routines.
Betty Frances now owns an Arts Academy and works as an artist in the schools. In that capacity she teaches tap dance in several elementary schools and works with multiple show choirs creating choreography. She also works with staff to design unique programming for specific needs such as Spanish dance and waltz instruction.
This proposed session will cover how schools can include dance as part of their curriculum without having a full time dance teacher through using an artist in residence program and why this is a cost effective method for expanding the school’s offerings. She will outline why her residencies have been successful and explain how to create a schedule with the schools. She will review in detail how she designs each individual program for the specific school, since the student population can be very different.
This session will also include information as to how to get started with an artist in residence program, how to find artists and how to properly evaluate their proposals. She will finish a question
and answer period.