About the Maui Dance Council

Artist Statement

Founded in 1978, the Maui Dance Council’s mission is to enliven the community and the classroom by inspiring, cultivating and supporting the artist in everyone.

MDC’s Chance To Dance residencies utilize dance and movement to deepen understanding of grade level curriculum in a variety of subject areas, offering an engaging and stimulating approach to learning. While developing capacities for critical thinking, creativity, self-regulation and self-expression, Chance To Dance’s kinesthetic approach creates a diversified learning environment, allowing students to make rich and personalized curricular connections, while building agility, strength, flexibility and coordination.

Chance To Dance residencies address the National Core Arts Standards, National Common Core Curriculum Standards, Nā Hopena A’o, and DOE General Learner Outcomes, while building skills that prepare students for success in the 21st Century.


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About the Artistic Teaching Partner Roster

The Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster is an adjudicated directory of Hawai‘i professional teaching artists qualified to conduct in-depth residencies in educational settings. Each artist or arts organization has a page in the directory with contact information, a short bio, and an artist statement. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts draws from this roster for arts education programs including Art Bento at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and Artists in the Schools.