Sue Schroeder

Sue Schroeder

Out of State Region
Houston, Georgia
713-862-5530 770-714-3125
[email protected]

Guided by a strong sense of public responsibility, Core Dance uses dance to teach, to question, to connect, to heal, and to inspire. Successful and mutually-beneficial residency experiences are created with the imagination, resources, and input of artists, educators, administrators and presenters.

The AIE program that Ms. Schroeder has developed at Core Dance is discipline-based arts education that integrates various other academic areas into arts education. This program links aesthetic and scholastic inquiries to encourage innovation and creativity while developing problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities.

Engagement Activities include:

• Assembly Performances (All performances are interactive lecture/demonstrations): The Heart of the Matter (3-4) encourages children’s self-awareness by encouraging them to identify their feelings & develop increased positive body image and healthy eating habits; Life Interrupted (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 WWII. Moving Orations (6-12) introduces the art of contemporary dance vocabulary, structure and composition.

• movement workshops: discipline-based, integrating various academic arenas;

• master classes: dance technique, creative movement, choreography, improvisation, stretching and conditioning;

Curriculum tie-ins include science, math, mythology, Native American culture, language arts, literature, ecology, animal mythology and history.

Assessment can be measured based on the standards developed for dance by the National Standards for Arts Education, Content Standards 1, 3, 4 and 6.

Arts Integration Trainings for classroom teachers are also available.

Both short and long-term residencies introduce students to dance and the process of creativity through movement. During residency programs, students may:

 Develop an awareness of the body and its movement potential
 Make creative decisions in structuring body movements
 Discover how everyday life provides the raw material for artistic creations through dance
 Experience the arts of visual and verbal storytelling
 Perceive the significance and place for myth in our lives
 Observe how the concept of contemporary dance relates and differs from other dance forms
 Witness how traditional and non-traditional sources can inspire movement and the creation of dance
 Experience verbal and non-verbal forms of communication
 Discover and experience how a literary form can be represented in dance
 Experience the principles of characterization through movement


Sue Schroeder

With more than thirty-five years of touring and teaching experience, Sue Schroeder and Core Performance Company offer a variety of performance and community engagement experiences for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade at all levels of movement experience, abilities and needs.


A graduate of the University of Houston, Sue Schroeder received her MFA in theater with a dance concentration from the University of Arizona in 1994. An accomplished teacher and choreographer, her experiences include single and multi-day presentations in across the United States and abroad.
In 1980, Schroeder founded Core Performance Company 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.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: All ages
Geographic Availability: Statewide
Time Availability: Available September through May.
Special Needs: Large open area, clean floor, and a CD player.