Author Archives: Stacey Blakeman

Final Practices for the 2010 Performance Project

We are getting close to performance day!  The dancers at Redding Elementary have finished the last section of our dance—which is a fun finale featuring Indian Bhangra. The bouncy music invites everyone to “come dance” and brings smiles to all of our faces. As part of their costumes the dancers have chosen one word to […]

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Young at Art Performance Draws Near

With only three weeks until the show, it is crunch time with my students at New Traditions Elementary. I will start by saying that I’m so impressed with their progress. Those kids can dance and remember so much choreography! In fact, they did so well at completing the Country Western dance in such short time […]

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Taking it to the Stage!

Even for an arts educator, teaching dance is never an easy thing.  This winter and spring, four dancer instructors (including myself) from SF Ballet’s Center for Dance Education (CDE) will meet the challenge and choreograph original dance compositions for students in four San Francisco elementary schools. This program is called the Performance Project. After 16 […]

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Summer Fun with Center for Dance Education

Hi! I’m Stacey Blakeman, and I work for the SF Ballet Center for Dance Education as the Dance in Schools and Communities (DISC) Manager. DISC includes a variety programs that operate in the San Francisco Unified School District and provide FREE interactive movement classes to over 3,500 students each year. Once school’s out, we run a one-week […]

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