Programs for Students
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FIELD TRIPS
Teachers and Homeschoolers: Plan your 2014-2015 theater field trips now! Fun and educational programs are now scheduled. Please call 942-5605 to be mailed a brochure and for reservations, or email.
Download here 2014-2015schoolbrochure. Performances are at 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall). Student Admission: $5.00 (One complimentary chaperone per ten paid admissions). RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents
Little Monster Tales
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:45 am
Recommended for Grades K-4
Don’t Be Afraid! LITTLE MONSTER TALES is the Trick to make reading a Treat! Fantasy Theatre presents delightfully funny stories from children’s books, about monsters, children and other squiggly creatures. We bring these stories to life on stage. The show combines reading, literature, comedy, puppets, music – even a headless-butler who can juggle! The show tickles your funny-bone and sends everyone running to the library – for more books by the same authors! The program ends with a hilarious Monster Dance to Thriller. Great FUN!
The New Christie Minstrels
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:45 am
Recommended for Grades K-5
The New Christy Minstrels introduce young people to good old-fashioned folk music, which means that the words are important and the songs are memorable. The band sings and plays music to help keep this traditional American music alive for this and future generations.
Sing-along with these Grammy Award winning genuine folk giants!
Eisenhower Dance Company
Mini-Motown in Motion
Recommended for Grades K-5
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:45 am
Especially designed for schoolchildren, this fast-paced and lively presentation of narration, performance and audience interaction, the Eisenhower Dance Company teaches students about the life of a professional dancer, the elements of dance and the history of Motown.
Praised by critics as one of the nation’s premier contemporary dance companies, Eisenhower Dance has received overwhelming critical acclaim. “Dance that touches the soul!”
History Education Program
Share the History of Tarpon Springs with your students… The City of Tarpon Springs provides an education program for fourth grade students and teachers. History posters and “traveling trunks” bring the rich cultural heritage of Tarpon Springs right into your classroom. The history poster is available to teachers at no charge. (Email your request). The poster shows photographs, text and artwork identifying the four important eras in the history of the area: the Indian Era, the Early Settlers, the Booming 1920s, and the Sponge Industry and Greek Immigration. Traveling trunks (suitcases), which can be borrowed by teachers for display and discussion in the classroom, contain historical items that illustrate life in past centuries, and reproductions of vintage photographs that document the community’s heritage. For more information or to arrange a field trip, call 727-942-5605.
TEACHER GUIDES: THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF TARPON SPRINGS
The Heritage Museum Exhibit “The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs” covers a wide range of information regarding the history and culture of the community. The exhibit is suitable for teaching children at all levels about local, ethnic, or maritime history in Florida. In order to prepare students for a visit to the exhibit, four short synopses based on sections of the exhibit are provided:
- The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs: Introduction: History and Current Life
- Greek Traditional Culture
- Maritime Traditions: Sponge Fishing
- Music and Dance
Teachers who are interested in Florida’s traditional culture can integrate information from this exhibit into many classroom topics that fulfill Sunshine State Standards. While the exhibit is most applicable to standards in Social Studies and Music, teachers might also find a relationship with standards in Visual Art or Science.