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Jennifer Dennehy

Artist, Teaching Artist

Dance

Contact: Jennifer Dennehy
Phone: (814) 449-8327
Address:
PO Box 703
ERIE, PA 16512

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Teaching Artist

Artist Statement

MISSION:

To inspire all people regardless of age or ability to be comfortable moving their bodies in fun and unique dance programs. Programs are customized to target educational, physical, and social/emotional goals for schools, community centers and social service organizations.

 

We provide creative dance education programs for all populations from infancy through senior citizens and for all abilities. We believe everyone has the right to learn how to utilize the one tool they come into the world with, their body, to their own individual fullest potential. Programs target unserved and underserved populations such as low income inner city youth, seniors, early learners, individuals with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia. These programs are designed to bring dance to people by going into schools, social service organizations, community centers, senior centers and businesses.

Kinetic Creativity is committed to providing all programs in a way that reduce our impact on the environment.

 

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALTIES:

Creative Dance

Hoop Dance

Family Dance

School Based Arts Infused Education

Early Childhood

Individuals with Disabilities

Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

Individuals with Dementia

Seniors

PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIES:

Hoop Dance

Fire Performances

Cyr Wheel

History/Biography

LEAD TEACHING ARTIST, JENNIFER DENNEHY, IS ON THE TEACHING ARTIST ROSTER WITH ERIE ARTS & CULTURE AND THE PA COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

     - available to provide interactive performances or workshops to schools, community centers, and social serivce organization groups

     - from half a day to as long as 120 days

     - virtual sessions and residencies (i.e. online) available

     - possible art focus areas include creative dance and hoop dance

     - possible school subject areas for arts infused education include: Solar System, Social Studeis, Constellation Myths, Storytelling, and Math.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE:

Ages (0-5): Early childhood programs available to go into daycare/preschool/community centers/libraries

 

Ages (6-18): K-12 school based programs fusing core curriculum (science, reading/writing, and math) with dance education

 

Adults: Creative Dance for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities in day programs or residential locations.

 

Adults: Parkinson’s Dance & Movement Program. 

 

Adults: Creative dance and storytelling for individuals with dementia.

 

Seniors: Creative dance for senior populations at community centers/nursing homes or assisted living centers.

 

Ages (8 & up): The Hoop Dance Experience. Creative hoop dance classes in schools, community centers, non-profit organizations, social service organization, after-school programs, dance studios, etc. 

 

Families/Mulit-generational: Community centers, libraries, schools

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE SERVICES AVAILABLE:

Hoop Dance 

Fire Performances (Hoop, Staff, Fans)

Cyr Wheel 

Performances are customized to fit the needs of the event. Solo & group options available. 

 

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS WE PARTNER WITH:

St. Martin Center

Mckean Elementary

Erie Homes for Children & Adults

Parkinson's Parters of NW PA

Alzheimer's Association

Southhills Child Development Center

Inner City Neighborhood Art House

Spring Hill Senior Living

Early Connections

LifeWorks Erie

City of Erie

Crime Victim Center

YMCA

Erie Downtown Partnership

Union City Elementary

First District Elementary

 

 

Photos

Owner/Lead Educator & Performing Artist

Owner/Lead Educator & Performing Artist

Multi-generational Dance Programs

Multi-generational Dance Programs

Dance for All Abilities

Dance for All Abilities

Dance in Early Learning Program

Dance in Early Learning Program

Artist Residency @ Mckean Elementary. Hoop Dance, Hoop Making, & Hoop Art.

Artist Residency @ Mckean Elementary. Hoop Dance, Hoop Making, & Hoop Art.

Fire Performance @ Erie Art Museum

Fire Performance @ Erie Art Museum

Hoop Dance Program

Hoop Dance Program

Performances for community events

Performances for community events