The Science of Dance

YouTube videos:

LIGO Highlands Science of Dance Exploring Gravitational Waves April 2017

Community Event Celebrating Gravitational Waves and Dance May 2018

The Science of Dance Lecture Demonstration

The Science of Dance is sponsored in part by Three Rivers Community Foundation.

The Kennedy Center defines arts integration as “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding (of academic content) through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.“

The Science of Dance is a 50 minute interactive lecture demonstration. Through the integration of dance and science concepts, students will learn fundamental elements of ballet through the lens of time, motion and force. This program has been aligned with Washington State K-12 Science Standards to be compatible with the essential academic learning requirement (EALR) areas of physical, life, and earth and space science.

“Children often learn best by being absorbed in tasks that require the incidental use of skills and ideas, rather than by focusing on them in a detached way. The arts provide powerful ways of doing this.”

--Ken Robinson

Target Audience and Scope

Grades K-5; 50 minutes


By arrangement.


$75.00 per event

Contact Information

To arrange for your school's special lecture demonstration, please contact Gaye Wutzke at the Mid-Columbia Ballet office at either 946-5417 or

Study Guide

A donation today of $250 will support a Science of Dance workshop in area K-8 schools