Each year, Lower Elementary students spend several months studying the culture, geography, history and peoples of a specific continent. The in-depth research culminates in a week-long residency and final performance. This type of focused and extended project helps students to develop their research and writing skills as well as to explore both similarities and differences of cultures other than their own.
This year, the Lower Elementary Artist-in-Residence was traditional dance historian and educator Kari Smith from Brattleboro, Vermont. Kari taught students traditional, ritual and display dances from Europe.