After School

ClancyWorks’ highly acclaimed ASPIRE afterschool program is an effective, flexible Arts in Education program which brings together dance and movement with vital character-building concepts to help students of all grade levels to expand their thinking, develop their relationships and explore their movement potentials.

At the end of a long school day (often largely spent sitting in the classroom), students are anxious to move! With the ClancyWorks ASPIRE Afterschool Dance Program, the learning continues as the fun begins!


Acquire Knowledge


Solve Conflicts


Partner to accomplish greater goals


Improve academic achievement


Respect self, others, and the environment


Embrace community and diversity

Our afterschool dance program allows students to become conscious and engaged citizens, using dance as a vehicle for success and transformation.

The ClancyWorks afterschool program demonstrates that dance can be used to:

  • Acquire Knowledge
  • Solve Conflicts
  • Partner to accomplish greater goals
  • Improve academic achievement
  • Respect self, others, and the environment
  • Embrace community and diversity

The ClancyWorks ASPIRE format is also used in our residency and arts integration programs.

The ClancyWorks ASPIRE
Afterschool Dance Program:

In the ASPIRE Dance Program, students learn multiple genres of dance including hip-hop, step, jazz, modern dance, Latin dance forms and creative movement/improvisation techniques. Each class focuses on the history, vocabulary, technique, and cultural context behind dance form. Students get a chance to showcase their own artistic voice by creating and sharing dance sequences created in small groups.

The program fosters structured and supportive interactions with classmates, gives practice in problem solving, and builds academic as well as artistic skills. Additionally, it the class highlights the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and positive group interactions through group and partner work.

Students in the ASPIRE Afterschool Dance Program have the opportunity to perform in an informal presentation showcasing the knowledge gained during the classes for their peers, teachers, family, and the greater community.

Key Features of the ClancyWorks ASPIRE
Afterschool Dance Program

Highlights life skills such as teamwork, collaboration and positive group interactions through dance partnering with a nurturing environment that balances rigor discipline and fun.

Teaches the history, cultural context and technique behind a variety of dance genres

Documents learning through student created dance journals

Encourages critical thinking through self assessment and peer feedback

Supports Maryland State Curriculum outcomes and objectives

Includes final student performance showcasing the knowledge gained during the program

We tailor each program to meet the specific needs of your school.

Contact us to learn more about options to individualize the ASPIRE Program to your school’s needs or to arrange an afterschool dance program, ClancyWorks staff can help your school apply for grants and funding to make this program possible.

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