Author Archives: Charles Chip Mc Neal

2010 Performance Project: Lessons Learned

The Performance Project 2010 has finally come to a close, and it’s been an extraordinary journey. The students of Rosa Parks Elementary School were a challenge to work with in some respects (they had an incredible amount of energy), but their work exceeded my expectations in so many ways. When I began the project, I […]

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Performance Project Continues!

We’ve had a smooth start to this year’s Performance Project installment at Rosa Parks Elementary School, with about 30 students participating. They were chosen from an astounding 75 who auditioned. The students continue to surprise me with their sense of dedication and commitment. Each week they show up on time, ready and willing to do […]

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Final Days in Edinburgh

This is the final installment of my Scotland adventure. After 72 hours of continuous rain in Edinburgh, the sun has come out! Following weeks of work, I have two days all to myself. I’ll see a few museums and do a bit of shopping. The project was a success and everyone involved seems pleased, as […]

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Teaching Dance in Schools in Scotland

It’s a funny thing, but schools share similarities the world over (for example, they all smell the same at lunchtime!) This also holds true for children: no matter the language or the culture they are curious sponges, eager for new experiences. As we enter this phase I feel like I am home. Teaching in schools […]

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