Learning in Motion

Attack Theatre has more than 20 years experience conducting in-school performances, workshops, and residencies focused on kinesthetic learning strategies. Rooted in reflection, investigation, and imagination these programs take place in primary and secondary schools, universities, and community and senior centers.

 
 
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Connecting with students

Attack Theatre's arts education programs reach approximately 12,000 students and teachers annually through in-school performances and arts education residencies. Attack Theatre's in-school residencies work to integrate the arts across content areas in schools throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. Residency participants develop and refine a lens through which to view and practice more modern subjects through the timeless art of dance. Students who participate in Attack Theatre's programs are more likely to better understand the educational concepts that the programs aim to teach; gain creativity, critical thinking, and collaborative abilities; and better retain and comprehend concepts that are taught through a fun, integrative, embodied learning approach.

Working with Attack Theatre has truly changed my outlook on dance as an art form. They have given me an opportunity to see both the process and the dedication that goes into each performance. Dance is much more than pirouettes and pointe shoes.
— Student, North Allegheny High School
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Connecting with teachers

Attack Theatre values the powerful relationship between the classroom teacher and the teaching artist. Each year, the company works with teachers of a wide-range of subjects, engaging them in professional development workshops to integrate the arts into the classroom. These workshops further enhance the effectiveness of arts education residencies and the long-lasting impact of classroom teachers armed with a renewed awareness and skills in the arts. It is the company's hope that students begin to see their teachers as active learners and participants in the creative process, and that teachers experience the transformational power of the arts alongside their students. 

This was the most meaningful professional development I have ever experienced in my 22 years of teaching.
— Teacher, Woodland Hills School District
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Connecting with Businesses

Attack Theatre facilitates engaging team-building workshops for educators, non-profits, and corporate professionals. Tailored to the needs of each organization, these workshops utilize kinesthetic learning strategies to foster communication and collaboration in any working environment.

Pairing movement and presentation as only Attack Theatre can, they have developed an ideal format for engaging executives, staff, and board leaders.
— Kyle Crawford, The Forbes Funds
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Connecting with community

Attack Theatre partners with community organizations to provide opportunities for individuals to connect with one another, activate creativity, and engage with new ideas.

The energy Attack Theatre brought to each session allowed people the freedom to express themselves because they felt comfortable to share and explore each others ideas.
— Jason Jablon, Lively Pittsburgh