CONTRA-TIEMPO's Teacher Professional Development

CONTRA-TIEMPO has led scores of professional development workshops for educators across the country. Founding Artisitic Director, Ana Maria Alvarez, has significant classroom teaching experience, from elementary through graduate school levels, including having devised the UCLA Lab School's dance curriculum. All company dancers also receive formal training in effective teaching strategies and are seasoned teaching artists. Each workshop that we offer is tailored to the needs of the audience. Some of the sessions that we have led include:

  • The pedagogy and practice of socially-transformative dance for democracy

  • Social dance as a tool for building literacy in English language learners

  • Movement and literacy across the disciplines 

  • Art as social action

Resources for teachers, from our workshops

If you participated in a CONTRA-TIEMPO teacher professional development workshop, feel free to download the corresponding resource guide or presentation materials below: 

Malpaso Dance Company "24 Hours and a Dog", The Music Center: Los Angeles, CA: December 1, 2017

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Los Angeles, CA: April 5, 2017

Dance for Schools, Birmingham, AL: January 20, 2017

Catalyst Conference, Los Feliz Charter School, Los Angeles, CA: April 2016