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Karen Harp-Reed

Karen Harp-Reed

Karen Harp-Reed has taught and performed for over the last 40 years as a multi-artist in Washington and California. She has extensive experience teaching singing, theatre, and creative dance movement, as well as communication and facilitation skills with students from preschool to adult. She has

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Program description

Area of Study: Theatre and Creative Movement

Possible Curricular Ties: Language Arts, Math, Physical Education, Communication, History, Science, and Social Studies

Grade Level: K-8


Teacher Resources: Lesson plans and Discography list and materials on the Brain Dance (developed by Anne Gilbert] provided.


Sample Residency Topics:

Creative Movement and Theatre

Creative Movement and Theatre


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, In-School Residency, Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshops & Classes (In-School)
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Theatre
Subject: Dance, History, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Theatre
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


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“My favorite part was all of it. She was so good, I didn’t want her to go.“

- Zoey (3rd Grade), Wilkes Elementary Classroom Teacher, describing Resident Teaching Artist Vicky Edmonds

“Something new to me was learning I can move my body like a sea creature.”

- Cypress (2nd Grade), Wilkes Elementary Classroom Teacher, describing Resident Teaching Artist Karen Harp-Reed