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The Blue Shoe Project



Mr. Blue Shoes - On Campus

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Formats
On Campus Program
Grades
Prof. Dev., Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed
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Description

Matching grant available for this program, see below Michael Dyson a.k.a Mr. Blue Shoes is a Grammy Award winning musician who will leave your students in a trance with his soulful voice and guitar prowess. His performance leads students on an exciting journey through America’s most important musical art form, the Blues. Through songs, dance, storytelling, and humor, Mr. Blue Shoes stays true to the art form while providing an unforgettable learning experience that extends far beyond the textbook. An optional advanced study guide prepares teachers and students for the performance. Additional resources on BlueShoeProject.org allow teachers and students to continue the dialog with Mr. Blue Shoes after the program ends. "The presentation was, hands down, the most effective and engaging presentation I have witnessed in 25 years of teaching!" - Keith Hoffman, Music Specialist, Frank Guzick Elementary, Dallas ISD "Teachers did not mind giving up the instructional time because the program was full of social studies curriculum! Understanding this magical genre of music is EQUAL to learning American history! The level of student participation during the program was HIGH! So many times, kids are asked to just sit and watch a presentation. This was NOT the case." - Julie Buelle, Stonewall Jackson Elementary, Dallas ISD If funding is an issue on your campus, The Texas Commission on the Arts offers a matching grant for our program. All you have to do is fill out a form online and they will mail your campus a check. To watch a quick video on how to get these funds, visit http://www.MrBlueShoes.com/grants

Students Will

  • Interact directly with the performer
  • Learn about Texas History and Southern Culture
  • Learn about the evolution of American music and its foundational genres
  • Literary Recommendation: Deep Blues by Robert Palmer ISBN 978-0140062236

Details

Dates: Monday - Sunday
Times: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes
School Fee: $800 for One Program; $1,400 for Two Consecutive Programs (Same day), $2,200 for Three Programs (same day)
Minimum Attendance: 50
Maximum Attendance: 350
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: LCD Projector with Screen
Other Information: Cancellation policy: Once a voucher has been issued, there are no cancellations. If the artists wishes to cancel or reschedule they will contact the campus for a mutually agreeable alternative date.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: To book a program, please call 214-267-8879 or email [email protected]
Deadline: Ongoing
Cancellation Policy: 2 weeks notice required for cancellation or rescheduling; no monies will be refunded unless notification has been given 2 weeks prior to performance. If district cancels school due to weather or unforeseen emergency circumstances, Mr. Blue Shoes will reschedule (if possible ; pending prior engagements) without penalty.
After School Policy: 2 weeks notice required for cancellation or rescheduling; no monies will be refunded unless notification has been given 2 weeks prior to performance. If district cancels school due to weather or unforeseen emergency circumstances, Mr. Blue Shoes will reschedule (if possible ; pending prior engagements) without penalty.

Educational Materials

      Michael Dyson

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