Bringing Kids to DFS: K-12 Arts Activities on Campus
We know that encountering the performing arts in any setting can have a lasting impact on a young person. We also know that that visiting a major University campus to experience the arts in a professional performance venue can offer inspiration and new perspectives.
Each year DFS programs a series of large-scale performances along with smaller workshops and art-making activities suited for different age groups.
These hour-long, grade-appropriate matinee programs allow students to discover diverse art forms with professional artists from Los Angeles and around the world. Educational materials are provided to every classroom, and include information about each artistic discipline, the artists involved and discussion/activity guides to help teachers and students contextualize and make personal connections to the performance. For many students a visit to Royce Hall is a first: the first time in a concert hall, the first time experiencing a live performance, and the first time on a university campus.
This season marks our 50th year welcoming public school students to UCLA. We invite you and your students to be part of our proud legacy of sharing the arts.
Performance Workshops & My Special World
DFS workshop activities provide an opportunity for students to interact with artists in a hands-on setting. Held behind the scenes in the Royce Hall Rehearsal Room, workshops are intended for smaller groups of 50 to 150 students, depending on the artist and art form. My Special World Workshops are geared for our youngest audiences, grades K-4. Performance Workshops are targeted specifically to older students and offer participatory activities and artist-led discussions that offer a glimpse into the creative process.
Workshops are scheduled throughout the school year for various age groups, so be sure to check our events calendar often.