Simple Machines: Bodies at Work

Moving MattersKC - Harlan Brownlee

This workshop is available in person or virtually SYNCHRONOUS (live).


This workshop provides students with dance and movement experiences that help them understand the forces at work in simple machines. Using creative movement, the students develop working movement models of simple machines including the wheel and axle, inclined plane, lever, pulley, and more. Students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of simple machines through the creation of simple machine dances.  


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 3,4,5

Fees: $127 single, $109 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title I Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: in person 30; virtual 15

Availability: Year round

Program Length: 45 minutes

Teacher Guide: Simple Machines

Requirements: A large, clear space for dancing, preferably a gymnasium or multi-purpose room; floor space cleaned prior to the artist's arrival

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