In 1980, Sue Schroeder founded CORE Dance to create and perform innovative contemporary dance. Always collaborating, examining, and re-inventing, Schroeder creates CORE’s internationally acclaimed performances and residencies. Guided by a strong sense of public responsibility, CORE uses dance to teach, question, connect, heal, and inspire, introducing students to dance and the process of creativity through movement. CORE Dance has extensive experience with students, elders, and populations-in-isolation. Programs accommodate varying numbers of participants and all levels of movement experience, ages, abilities, and need. Communities and schools more than 100 miles from metro Atlanta are encouraged to partner with each other to defray cost of overnight stays and for reduced fees. For residencies, we require five-day engagements. Please contact CORE to create an ideal residency for your community and ask about curriculum tie-ins, assessments, and arts integration trainings.
Arts Disciplines: Dance
Core Content Curriculum Areas: Physical Education, Dance, Social Studies/History, Healthy eating/Childhood obesity, Science, Math
Specialized Content Areas: Arts Integration, Healthy eating/Childhood obesity, World Cultures
Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Special Populations: At-risk Students, Special Needs Students
Pre-Service Learning and Professional Development: Professional Development for Teaching Artists, Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia, South Georgia
- $1,320 for 1 performance at a school
- $1,650 for 2 performances on the same day at the same school
- Only in conjunction with performance – ask for a quote
- $6,780-$11,900 for 5 days
Core Dance is acclaimed for performances and residencies in the US, Canada, Holland, Mexico, Guatemala, Sweden, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, France, and the Republic of Georgia. As an artist and dynamic participant in the community, Schroeder and the Core Dance company actively encourage participation and conversation by and with the community. Through a diverse range of well-integrated residency activities, Core Dance creates a context for dance that is relevant. Current original full-length and mixed-bill performances include works by Sue Schroeder (“On Love”, “walk”, “Life Interrupted”), Amanda K. Miller (“The Liberated Accident,” “a world too wide”, co-created with Schroeder), Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor (“American Playground”), Germana Civera (‘Human Landscapes”), and D. Patton White (“July 13, 2016: 4:10 PM”). These recent works span site-specific landscapes to full proscenium works adapted for every scale and audiences of any size.
We invite you to explore alongside us the possibilities of inspiring audiences through dance that illuminates, educates and questions.
In 1980, Schroeder founded Core Dance to create and perform innovative contemporary dance. Core Dance’s exciting and accessible programming has regularly received acclaim for performances and residencies in the United States and abroad.
Sue Schroeder, Artistic Director and Core Dance Co-Founder, focuses on the creative process and the exploration of new and unique inspirations for the creation of dance and movement. She holds a BA from the University of Houston and earned her MFA in Theater Arts with a dance concentration from the University of Arizona/Tucson. A recipient of the Haldeman Award for Merit and the Cultural Multiplicators from Foreign Countries Award from the Goethe Institut-Munich, Schroeder has secured numerous grants and fellowships from organizations such as Alternate ROOTS, TCA, Houston Arts Alliance, Dance USA and the NEA. Most recently, Schroeder was EXPOSED Festival Director,chosen for ArtsATL’s inaugural Luminary Awards and selected as the 2017 Center for Creativity & Arts Community Impact Arts Administrator recipient at Emory University.
- Life Interrupted: (Grades 9-12) is a rich mix of dance, art and music that draws from experiences of Japanese-American citizens who were interned in America during WW II. This work creates a universal experience from the historical events. Includes study guide and post-performance discussion. Enthusiastic student discussions have ranged from movement and dance to post-war emigration, xenophobia and the politics of “the other”. A vivid experience. Assembly performances: Length: 90 minutes, Up to 3 per day. Technical requirements: 25 x 25 stage or large space, sound equipment and microphone.
- Heart of the Matter: (Grades 3-4), recently updated to include a focus on bullying, uses dance as a learning strategy to encourage both healthy eating and the healthy expression of feelings to overcome childhood obesity and eating disorders. Includes participation throughout the show and post-performance discussion. HOM is interactive through verbal, movement and writing exercises and addresses not only the body image but the resulting stress, peer pressure and bullying that can accompany eating disorders. Assembly performances: Length: 90 minutes, Up to 3 per day. Technical requirements: 25 x 25 stage or large space, sound equipment and microphone.
- Moving Ovations: (Grades 6-12) introduces students to the art of contemporary dance using Core Dance’s works by three contemporary women choreographers and Corazon Abierto (Heart Opening), a celebration of Mayan culture, incorporates lecture/demonstration designed to introduce students to the art of contemporary dance. Assembly performances: Length: 90 minutes, Up to 3 per day. Technical requirements: 25 x 25 stage or large space, sound equipment and microphone.
Communities and schools more than 100 miles from metro Atlanta are encouraged to partner with each other to defray cost of overnight stays and for reduced fees. For residencies, we require five-day engagements. Please contact Core Dance to create an ideal residency for your community and ask about curriculum tie-ins, assessments, and arts integration trainings.