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Early Learning

Imagine young children learning basic math, science and reading skills by acting, singing and dancing. The arts can stimulate memory, facilitate understanding, enhance symbolic communication, promote relationships and build confidence in students. Young Audiences Early Learning Program is based on these principles and provides children, ages 2 - 6, with educational experiences in music, dance, theater and visual arts through age-appropriate performances, workshops and residencies.

Louisiana Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap is an internationally respected program that provides innovtive arts-based teaching strategies and services for early-childhood teachers, caregivers, and parents of children from birth to age six through the disciplines of drama, movement, and music. Young Audiences is one of 19 Wolf Trap affilliates in the nation. To learn more about the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, click here

 

Louisiana Wolf Trap Artists: 

Amauunet Ashé
Ja'nese Brooks-Galathe
Rebecca Frank
Briceshanay Gresham
Nanette Ledet
Giselle Nakhid
Roscoe Reddix, Jr.
Ellen "Baderinwa" Rolland
Todd Shaffer
Chris Sheard
Cammie West

 

"Preschool children whose classes and teachers participated in residencies by a Wolf Trap professional teaching artist made quantifiable improvement in the following six categories: Initiative, Social Relations, Creative Representation, Logic and Mathematics, Language and Literacy, and Movement and Music."

- Douglas Klayman, PhD
  U.S. Department of Education

 
 

Early Learning Offerings

 

Artist: Dave James
This program is specifically designed for younger students to learn about the most basic concepts of music like melody, rhythm and singing. Participation is encouraged with percussion, clapping and call and response singing.
 

Alex McConduit hosts an interactive reading of his book, Snowballs For All, while each student receives one free sno ball from a local vendor.
 

Students will learn about poetry, rhyming words, the history of sno balls and their unique existence in southeast Louisiana. Students will also learn how McConduit became an author and about the importance of ideas, reading, and writing in everyday life.
 

Choose from one of the many fun and exciting stories these puppets can tell!
 

Designed to spark readiness through stories, song and rhymes, this program is sure to excite emerging readers!
 
 
 
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Young Audiences of Louisiana presents the 8th Annual Dancing For the Arts
October 18, 2017

The 8th Annual Young Audiences Dancing for the Arts gala will be held at The Civic Theatre on Friday, December 1 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.


GPOA Foundation Awards Young Audiences of Louisiana with Grant to Fund Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Summer Initiative.
March 10, 2017

GPOA Foundation Awards Young Audiences of Louisiana with Grant to Fund Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Summer Initiative.


Young Audiences of Louisiana Receives Arts Council New Orleans Community Arts Grant
March 8, 2017

Arts Council New Orleans Community Arts Grant Videography Professional Development Program




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