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Contact Name Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis
Phone 954–249–6682
Email lucrece.louinis@gmail.com
Website www.louineslouinisdance.org
Services Available Storytelling

 

Description of Services

Krik! Krak! Seniors Telling Stories
This 6- to 8-week storytelling series is specially designed to engage seniors in sharing and performing their own stories. It has been proven that storytelling is highly beneficial for enhancing memory, elevating mood and lowering blood pressure. Participants will learn how to craft and tell one’s own stories in ways that will interest others. They will also create their own personal memory book.

Educational Goals: A) Seniors to learn how to craft and structure their personal stories. B) Seniors learn to tell one’s own stories in ways that will interest others. C) Teach seniors public performance skills. D) Learn to create personal scrapbook using photos and other craft materials.

Methods Used to Achieve Educational Goals: A) Engage participants in sharing simple facts about themselves. B) Create trust among participants and presenter. C) Teach important elements included in crafting personal stories such Structure (beginning, middle and conclusion), Emotions as they relate to the characters and the teller’s ability to connect with the audience and the use of all five senses allowing the story to come alive for the listener. D) Teach basic performance skills to achieve better delivery. E) Organize scrapbook one page at a time using personal stories, personal photos and other craft materials.

Indicators of Progress: A) Ability of seniors to structure their personal stories with a beginning, middle and conclusion. B) Ability to add appropriate facial expressions and emotions to connect with their audience. C) Seniors’ ability to share and perform their own stories for others. D) Completion of all scrapbooks.

Assessment Methods: A) Feedback from participants or program providers verbally and /or through audience evaluations. B) Participants sharing with others what they have learned at possible public performance. C) Public display of completed scrapbooks.

Grade Level:

Seniors

Number of Participants:

Up to 20

Duration:

1.5 hours, 6-8 weeks

Audience/Environment:

Shelter-Based; Community-Based and Seniors; Haitian-Kreyòl - French

Fees:

$15 per participant

Disciplines:

Storytelling

Contact: Phone:  954–249–6682
Email:  lucrece.louinis@gmail.com

 

Description of Services

Krik! Krak! Dance-A-Story
A 30-40 minutes interactive and bilingual storytelling presentation geared to audiences of all ages. Stories, songs and games engage participants of all ages in a literacy journey using language, rhythms and body movements. Haitian storytelling, like dance, has roots in African traditions--the original interactive art! The storyteller invites the audience to join in using call & response, hand clapping, drumming and dance. Each presentation is crafted to offer as many sensory and linguistics experiences as possible.

Educational Goals of Service: A) Engaging participants in exploration of rhymes, words and rhythms. B) Sharpening their listening skills. C) Learning to follow sequence of events. D) Preserving the traditions of a country and building appreciation of another culture. E) Promoting the joy of reading as an essential literacy tool. F) Learning new words and phrases in Haitian-Kreyòl and French.

Methods Used to Achieve Educational Goals: A) Using stories that include chants, good imagery, rhythms and enriched vocabulary. B) Start presentation teaching the interactive parts of the story such as songs, rhymes or chants through the Call & Response method. Participants must be actively listening to be able to give correct responses and learn the different rhythms. C) Teach repetitive phrases or sequence of actions to allow participants to follow sequence of events and be fully engaged. D) Folktales, folk dance and folk songs promote an appreciation for other cultures and help preserve the cultural traditions of a country. Use hand-clapping to teach interactive songs or rhythms. Songs, finger plays or rhymes are all accompanied by drum rhythms E) Select stories with universal themes; creating a feeling of shared experiences among the participants .F) For bilingual stories, teach each new word in both languages (English/Haitian-Kreyòl or French) and put phrases or chants in context for the participants.

Indicators of Progress: A) Effective participation with the ability to actively respond/repeat chants or songs or phrases. B) Demonstrate understanding of stories by laughing or showing empathy with characters at the appropriate time. C) Ability to follow sequence of the stories, ability to retell the story with active interaction throughout the presentation. D) Ability of participants to repeat words or phrases in the other language and show enjoyment of songs, chants or rhymes. Participation in Call & Response activities. E) Understanding correlation between the two languages and the common humanity themes of the stories.

Assessment Methods: A) Feedbacks from participants or program providers verbally and /or through audience evaluations. B) Eagerness to find similar stories to read or tell. C) Request to repeat the presentation. D) Participants sharing with others what they have learned at the presentation.

Grade Level:

Pre-K through 8th

Number of Participants:

Up to 30 students

Duration:

40-45 minutes

Audience/Environment:

At-Risk; Community-Based; School-Based; Afterschool Programs; Out of School Camps; Haitian-Kreyòl - French

Standards:

LA.K.2.12: The student will retell the main events (e.g., beginning, middle, end) of a story, and describe characters and setting; LACC.K.SL.1.2: Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood; LA.1.5.2.5: The student will communicate effectively when relating experiences and retelling stories read and heard; DA.K.S.3.4: Move to various musical and rhythmic accompaniments, responding to changes in tempo and dynamics; MU.K.H.3.1: Perform simple songs, finger plays, and rhymes to experience connections among music, language and numbers; MU.K.O.1.1: Respond to beat, rhythm, and melodic line through imitation.

Fees:

$400 flat fee

Disciplines:

Music, Storytelling

Contact: Phone:  954–249–6682
Email:  lucrece.louinis@gmail.com

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