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  • 2020 Minnesota Dance Summit

    Save the date! The 2020 Minnesota Dance Summit is February 1, 2020.

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    Hosted by Perpich Center for Arts Education in collaboration with Dance Educator’s Coalition of Minnesota.

    This year’s summit will begin with a keynote speaker and feature multiple sessions that include technique classes, movement…

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  • OUTREACH EXHIBITION OPEN TO MN STUDENTS IN 8TH-12TH GRADES

    How can artists and youth of today create a new way to solve the environmental realities we face? What does our future look like? What can we make, do, or inspire to create a better future for others to come?

    Perpich Arts High School presents…

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  • Columbia Heights Hosts CAPP Strategic Planning Workshop

    Columbia Heights Public Schools hosted a strategic planning workshop on Tuesday, Nov 5th. Arts educators from Columbia Heights gathered to discuss the future of arts education in the district.

    The Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) is working with eight school districts for the next two…

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  • CAPP Co-Chairs Kick Off Two-Year Program

    The Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) recently held its Kickoff Conference for the eight participating school districts: Bemidji Area Schools, Columbia Heights Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Pine City Public Schools, Proctor Public Schools, South St. Paul Public Schools, St. James Public Schools, and…

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  • Music for PreK Classes Workshop

    Perpich Professional Development & Resource Programs hosted a workshop in early October on the topic of Music for PreK Classes. Participants took away a better understanding of three-year-old and four-year-old children plus countless songs and finger plays.

    Wendy Barden, Music Education Specialist, said, “Participants took…

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  • Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) Visits Perpich as a Guest Artist

    Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) visited Perpich Arts High School as a guest artist for Dance and Theater students in mid-September. Hunter spent several days working with the students. He taught movement from the African diaspora, concentrating on the storytelling aspects while teaching movement from…

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  • Dedication Day 2019

    Dedication Day 2019 was September 24. Dedication is a Perpich tradition where new students and faculty/staff are welcomed into the Perpich community. This year’s ceremony featured speeches from students in all six art areas (Noah Engebretson, Catherine Hinz, Anna Miller, Lucy Roberts-Niemann, Ash Wood,…

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  • Harding and Lein Walseth lead Osseo educators in Arts Integration Professional Development

    Mary Harding (Education Specialist in Dance) and Stephanie Lein Walseth (Education Specialist in Theater) partnered with Zanewood Community School in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools for a day of professional development in August, 2019. Harding and Lein Walseth presented an arts integration unit…

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  • Regional Arts Teacher Leaders meet for Summer Workshop

    Our Regional Arts Teacher Leaders were hard at work mid-August, preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. This network of expert teachers signed up to advocate and expand arts education through the state of Minnesota. The team of 70 educators represent all arts areas and…

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