Arts in Education

Our ASPIRE Arts in Education program is an exciting opportunity to engage students (K-12) in dance. We work with teachers and school administrators to set up programs, arrange funding and customize curriculum to bring highly regarded programs to schools regionally and nationally.

Our ASPIRE Arts In Education programs engage students to:


Acquire Knowledge


Solve Conflicts


Partner to accomplish greater goals


Improve academic achievement


Respect self, others, and the environment


Embrace community and diversity

At the heart of the unique and dynamic partnering work inherent in our repertory and performances is an underlying message of teamwork, trust and collaboration. These are just a few of the vitally important values that we incorporate as lessons for students from kindergarten through high school (K-12) in our highly successful and inspiring Arts in Education afterschool, residency and assembly programs.

We continue our educational outreach in our university and collegiate level residencies, workshops, panel discussions, and performances, expanding our curriculum to include more advanced explorations in partnering technique, as well as investigations of complex social issues through physical movement, and much more.

Contact us today for more information about our Arts In Education programs, for your students. All workshops are led by ClancyWorks professional dancers and using our highly acclaimed ASPIRE program, for your students today! ClancyWorks staff can assist your school to identify grants and funding to make this program possible.


In order for our students to succeed, we believe an educational environment must provide more than reading, writing and arithmetic. Character-building concepts of teamwork, self-esteem, tolerance, cultural diversity, conflict resolution, creativity and much more must accompany the academic experience from kindergarten through high school. Students of all grade levels respond to the power of dance through the visual impact of live performance, and the physical experience of classes and workshops.

The teaching artists of ClancyWorks Dance Company are trained and certified to teach dance in public schools, and have held major choreographic, performance and administrative positions in numerous nationally recognized companies, festivals, and universities. Our artists pride themselves on their interest in teaching individuals with a range of experiences, from the novice to professional dancer.

Our Arts in Education programs are in collaboration with the Maryland State Arts Council, Montgomery County Collaboration Council, the Baltimore Public School System, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and Fairfax County Public School System.

Higher Education

Team up with ClancyWorks to bring your students an unforgettable dance experience!

We work hand-in-hand with dance educators in higher education to bring students expansive dance experiences. These opportunities allow your students to enhance their understanding of dance as a profession, challenge their artistic perceptions and practices, and learn and employ new dance techniques.

ClancyWorks also offers physically challenging, artistically engaging and progressive residencies for dance students in higher education settings. We use our wide-range of performance and teaching experience as well as our unique brand of architectural partnering to provide flexible applications for your residency goals and needs.

“Adrienne Clancy is one of the most dedicated, passionate, and caring guest artists we have experienced. She challenges students on all levels—skills, artistry, and professionalism.”

Amanda Thom Woodson,
Goucher College

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