Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire & VSA New Hampshire
Offer Arts in Inclusive Learning Programs

For more than a decade, the Arts Alliance has worked in partnership with VSA New Hampshire: The State Organization on Arts and Disability, presenting collaborative training programs promoting the use of the arts as a critical tool in early learning. For the past six years we have been awarded contracts by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that have allowed us to build on this collaboration, expanding our services to preK-12 providers by adding a series of low-cost trainings as well as on-site, direct-service opportunities.

During the 2017-18 school year and the summer of 2018, we’re offering a series of programs for early-childhood educators and care providers, for teaching artists, art and music teachers, special education teachers and paraprofessionals, and after-school and out-of-school program providers. Family members, librarians and other care and service providers are also welcome to attend.

Our emphasis in all these programs is on active participation and on the principles of Universal Design for Learning.

Scheduled Programs

Running, Jumping, and Dancing into Curriculum: Using movement to explore and show student learning

A free workshop for educators with Bonnie Duncan 

Monday, April 9, 3:45 pm-5:15 p.m.
John Fuller School
51 Pine St.
North Conway, NH

How can you teach using your students’ entire bodies? Join Bonnie as she leads teachers through a creative movement workshop focusing on four elements of dance (body shape, space, energy, time) and collaborative choreography. She will break down the activities presented with variations and ideas of how to incorporate them into everyday classroom situations, routines and lessons across the curriculum and at all grade levels. Special attention will be paid to working with students with learning challenges of all kinds.

Professional development credit will be offered. Preregistration appreciated. Poster to share. 

Performances by Bonnie Duncan and the Gottabees take place April 10-14 in communities including Colebrook, Gorham, Haverhill, Milan and Plymouth. More

Register Here
For additional information, call 603-323-7302 or email us


Join us in Littleton Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a great day of Universal Design for Learning-based activities for educators, care providers, librarians, teaching artists, students and all those who work with young children, pre-K through grade 2.

Download the workshop flyer here.
Register here.

Please note: Cost for the day is $35, with reduced rates for Arts Alliance members and participants from member organizations and schools. Partial scholarships are available to all those who need them; call 323-7302 or email for details.

 Watch for many more workshops in the coming months. We can also develop and customize Arts in Inclusive Learning workshops for individual schools and organizations.

Professional development credit is available for all workshops and partial scholarships are offered for those who need them. If you are interested in graduate credit, please let us know.

All programs are open to educators, students, artists and family and community members. 

Also part of our Arts in Inclusive Learning Collaboration:

Classroom demonstrations, college lectures, and artist residencies focusing on Universal Design for Learning and inclusion.

Email us to learn more. 




Program partners include: