Vicky Dils – Modern Dance

Vicki Dils
975 Williams Highway
Parkersburg, WV 26105
304-295-4302
Vichorses13@yahoo.com

Vicki’s energy-charged presentation is a discovery of the craft of modern dance through studied participation. Using ingenious props like colored lycra, cloth, balloons, boxes, inner tubes, and a variety of music style, Vicki has students explore the elements of space, time, shape, and motion. Vicki teaches students to use their creative imagination through the process of dance improvisation. Students explore the mind/body relationship at work in original dance movement. (gym preferred). Study guide provided. (also available- 2 week residencies with a student performance; call for details)

Age level: K-6, can do 6-7 classes per day; individual class size limit-25 Time: 40 minutes approximately Availability: flexible Requirements: gym or open floor space.

Vicki Dils received her degree in dance from the University of Wisconsin. She has served as Artistic Director of her own dance company since 1969. Vicki danced professionally in New York City and studied with N.Y.C. instructor Alwin Nikolais. She teaches dance and choreography at the Vicki Dils School of Creativity.

Dance Standard: Demonstrate basic locomotor and non-locomotor movement patterns using changes in time, space, body shape and movement quality to construct and express personal meaning.

  • Curriculum Guide Grades K-2

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Active listening
      • Creative dramatics
      • Body language
      • Teamwork
    • Math and Science

      • Geometric shapes
      • Numbers
      • Patterns
      • Five senses
    • Arts

      • Music
      • Movement
      • Tempo
      • Rhythm
  • Curriculum Guide Grades 3-4

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Imagination
      • Problem-solving
      • Creativity
      • Teamwork
    • Math and Science

    • Geometry: shapes, angles, symmetry, lines
    • Arts

      • Music
      • Movement
      • Dance
      • Tempo
      • Rhythm
      • Creative interpretation
  • Curriculum Guide Grades 5-6

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Dramatics
      • Creative structure
      • Cooperation
      • Organization
      • Teamwork
    • Math and Science

      • Geometry: shapes, area
      • Physical forces
      • Motion
      • Speed
    • Arts

      • Music
      • Dance: collaboration, creative interpretation