Monthly Archives: December 2012

Spring events at the Webb Center

The Webb Center has a diverse line-up of performances during the 2012-2013 spring season: including comedy, ballet, classical and jazz piano, western, folk and Latin music. In January, Wickenburg’s own Caroline Markham will be performing her favorite show tunes, arias … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Skills Children Learn From the Arts

1. Creativity – Being able to think on your feet, approach tasks from different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’ will distinguish your child from others. In an arts program, your child will be asked to recite a monologue … Continue reading

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2. Confidence – The skills developed through theater, not only train you how to convincingly deliver a message, but also build the confidence you need to take command of the stage. Theater training gives children practice stepping out of their … Continue reading

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3. Problem Solving – Artistic creations are born through the solving of problems. How do I turn this clay into a sculpture? How do I portray a particular emotion through dance? How will my character react in this situation? Without … Continue reading

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Artistic company creates new dance in Wickenburg

Choreographer Joe Goode is now in Wickenburg developing a new contemporary dance for the Joe Goode Performance Group.  The  8 member company has been living and working at the Flying E Guest Ranch for the past week, rehearsing the new … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Skills Children Learn From the Arts

4. Perseverance – When a child picks up a violin for the first time, she/he knows that playing Bach right away is not an option; however, when that child practices, learns the skills and techniques and doesn’t give up, that … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Skills Children Learn From the Arts

5. Focus – The ability to focus is a key skill developed through ensemble work. Keeping a balance between listening and contributing involves a great deal of concentration and focus. It requires each participant to not only think about their … Continue reading

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6. Non-Verbal Communication – Through experiences in theater and dance education, children learn to breakdown the mechanics of body language. They experience different ways of moving and how those movements communicate different emotions. They are then coached in performance skills … Continue reading

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7. Receiving Constructive Feedback – Receiving constructive feedback about a performance or visual art piece is a regular part of any arts instruction. Children learn that feedback is part of learning and it is not something to be offended by … Continue reading

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8. Collaboration – Most arts disciplines are collaborative in nature. Through the arts, children practice working together, sharing responsibility, and compromising with others to accomplish a common goal. When a child has a part to play in a music ensemble, … Continue reading

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