Biome Boogie: Exploring Animal and Plant Adaptations with Dance

Moving MattersKC - Harlan Brownlee

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


Inspired by Madeleine Dunphy’s book series on the biomes of planet Earth, students explore animal and plant adaptations of protection, camouflage, food obtainment, and locomotion through creative movement and dance. Using short narratives to accompanying their movement studies, they demonstrate their understanding of the characteristics of different environments and the adaptations made by animals and plants to survive in those environments. Biomes offered for this workshop are:  

  • The Tropical Rainforest
  • The Southwestern Desert
  • The African Savanna
  • The Wetlands


Available as a single workshop or as a multi-workshop residency.


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


Grade Levels: 1,2,3,4,5

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 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: in person 30; virtual 15

Availability: Year round; please inquire

Program Length: 45 minutes

Requirements: A large, clear space for dancing, preferably a gymnasium or multi-purpose room; floor space cleaned prior to the artist's arrival. Teachers must be present at all times.

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