On-Demand Dance Classes For K-12 Get your class moving with the click of a button!
What is Crelata®?
Crelata offers fun and sequential on-demand dance classes for kids, designed by dance education experts. Crelata is 100% ad-free and school appropriate.
Crelata makes it EASY to bring dance into your classroom.
> Diverse dance styles filmed strategically for ease of comprehension
> Easily click and play a lesson – no planning required
> Embedded assessments and checks for understanding
> Peer modeling and encouragement
> Students make creative choices alongside the artists on the screen
> Accessible: closed captions in English and Spanish plus ASL interpretation
> Supplemental materials for teachers: lesson plans, discussion questions, extension activities, choreography tasks, and more!
Crelata 2022-23 Offerings
We believe every student should have access to the arts in their school, especially dance.
Our offerings for the 2022-23 school year include:
Dance classes for all grades
> 5 lesson series
> Approx. 40 min/lesson
> Taught by Marlon Mills
> Available now!
(Hip-Hop) Dance classes for all grades
> 11 lesson series
> Approx. 40 min/lesson
> Taught by Sophia LaVonne
> Coming soon!
Creative Career Chats With professionals in
> Film Production & Direction
> Dance & Choreography
> Costume Design & Construction
> Arts Education
> Arts & Entertainment Law
> Real Estate
> Coming Spring 2023
What Teachers Have to Say:
“Crelata is a much needed resource for educators who want to bring dance into the classroom in an authentic way. As a dance educator in a K-12th grade school it was useful and convenient to use as a way to introduce a new style of dance into my classes. The videos kept my students engaged and as a teacher they were easy to pause to elaborate or go over a particular step with ease. I’m so excited to utilize more videos for the coming school year!”
“Crelata is made by a dance educator in the field for educators and students. The lessons are engaging, easily leveled, rich in content, appropriate, interactive, and could easily enrich a dance or physical education dance unit. I love the diversity in the content and presenters. One of the gems of Crelata are the Career Chats. Students need to see the effects of dance outside of the classroom and the possibilities it can take you. Even if they do not pursue a career in the arts it supports a deep appreciation for the arts that too often goes underdeveloped.”
“Crelata created a fun and exciting opportunity for our students to explore a new style! The video was very engaging and our students were up and moving for the majority of the video. Our ELL students were able to follow along and participate with ease. I loved how on the screen “this is your right side” and “this is your left side” text popped up to make sure students were clear on what side they were supposed to use. Fabulous program!”
“I tried this program with some of my most difficult classes (from lack of engagement to behavioral issues) and I was amazed to see how engaged they were! Even my gifted and talented students enjoyed this class. As a teacher I loved having a resource that could accurately teach a dance style I was unfamiliar with and my students got to see me be vulnerable and try something new with them. I can’t wait to try out more of their programming.”
“Excellent, educational, and professional dance education videos that will support and enrich any dance curriculum. Crelata can also help to introduce quality dance education to curious students and interested schools.”
“I am SO impressed! You have thought of everything – built in formative assessments, opportunities to perform for each other and provide feedback, and real world connections with dancing creatively using the steps learned. What an awesome lesson! The class really loved this! They were super engaged and I think I could have sat in the corner reading a book and this video would have kept them occupied for the entire lesson without my supervision. I am a pretty self-sufficient teacher, but I think these videos could be a toolbox for a teacher like me. It would be nice to have access to dance styles in which I am not an expert.”
“As a certified K-12 dance educator, I highly recommend Crelata. In one Salsa lesson I was impressed how many of my students were excited about a new style of dance and trying it! They were engaged and challenged, but guided step by step so they were successful in learning the movements. Crelata’s video lessons have moments for student self-assessment and peer feedback in addition to freestyle improvisational dance parties, step by step break downs, and learning of a combination. My students loved seeing other students along with the teacher learn and try these new movements.
As a teacher, I really just needed to be sure students had some personal space to move in and that they could hear the video. I pressed play and was all set. If students needed to go back it was very easy to just rewind and go through the step break down again! I was also able to pause and have students switch lines so they could all see well.
This product would be great for dance educators and non-dance educators making either the perfect launching point for further study or to be left as sub plans. Or even to create dance centers in your space!”
The Current Status of Dance Education in US Schools
All 50 states have adopted arts standards; however, dance is extremely far behind in fulfilling those expectations due to:
> Lack of access
> Lack of opportunity
The statistics below are based on the 14 states in the USA that reported arts data in the 2018-2019 school year. This represents 29.6% of the total population of school age children in the USA or 14.9 million students.
of students participate in dance classes at school.
Enrollment tends to be focused in urban school districts.
When a school offers dance classes
of students, on average, participate.
This number is higher in elementary schools and lower in high schools.
more students are enrolled in music and visual arts classes.
Data courtesy of Bob Morrison at the National Arts Education Data Project.
The Crelata Solution
Crelata provides easy-to-implement online dance classes for your school, whether you are a dance teacher seeking additional resources or a school that has never had dance classes and needs help getting started.
Movement is an essential part of educating the whole person. Dance promotes communication skills, self-expression, and confidence that lasts a lifetime as well as increases physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Crelata is a gateway to student engagement, higher attendance rates, and a positive school climate.