For 20 years the Herberger Theater Center collaborated with Center Dance Ensemble to provide Wolf Trap, a performance residency and arts field trip program targeted to approximately 800 preschool and Head Start children, ages 3-5. The arts help young children learn critical skills, including creativity, collaboration, math, language arts and imagination. It is our goal to continue the program in honor of the late Frances Smith Cohen, Artistic Director of Center Dance Ensemble and founder of Arizona Wolf Trap. We are now partnering with Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation to reach children with this important program.
Wolf Trap is an innovative, proven “arts with education” program created to enhance the educational advancement of children and to train parents and teachers in the use of performing arts as a teaching tool. The way we engage children in the first years of their lives has a profound impact on future learning and success. The program culminates in an arts field trip to the Herberger Theater with the children participating on stage in movement activities, ballet and participatory music session.
As America’s National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and educational programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation’s cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience. The ultimate goal of the Wolf Trap program is to promote school readiness by enabling children to develop pre-reading, language and social skills needed for scholastic and life success.
To support this program or for more information, contact Laurene Austin, 602-254-7399 x105 or email.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS
JACKSON FAMILY FOUNDATION
MIKE PARRISH & SUSAN DAVIS
ROSE LAW GROUP
DEBRA & JIM LARSON