Professional Development

Arts Alive! provides results-driven professional development training, presentations, and events.

We provide educators with powerful tools, strategies and resources to tap into the learning potential of each and every one of their students in an engaging and entertaining way.

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Keynote Presentations


Tina Sabuco, Artistic Director and owner of Arts Alive! Inc., holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Drama and Children’s Theatre from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Northern Michigan University. She began dancing at age three in her hometown of Escanaba, Michigan, and has never stopped! Since 1994, Tina has combined her drama and dance backgrounds with music and visual art to offer an integrated arts program for “children” of all ages and abilities through Arts Alive! Inc. Her teaching methodologies combined with her extensive and varied teaching experiences garner her frequent assignments training other teachers. Tina delights in teaching “children” from 1 to 101 and looks forward to continuing to live out her personal motto – “You don’t stop playing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop playing!”

Educator training events


Come and experience the magic of Arts Alive! to enhance your skills and bring fun and excitement to your schools, centers, and classrooms.

As teachers are led on their own Arts Alive! magical adventure, full of dancing, music, and props, they are simultaneously guided to use our research-proven techniques. This firsthand, immersive experience of our methods arms teachers with the ability to tap into their student’s natural gifts; joy, imagination, play, and curiosity, to increase their academic potential!

With our professional development theme, you’ll rediscover the child in you and come away with great tools that will delight your students!

  • 1.5 hours with under 60 participants
  • Mileage fees are added to each event
  • Certificates of credit hours earned will be provided

Igniting the Joy through Movement 

Come and join Arts Alive! and learn how to implement JOY and MOVEMENT in your classroom. Through years of experience, we have developed easy-to-use techniques to incorporate movement, music, and magic into your everyday classes. Using these techniques, along with the Arts Alive! Philosophy will Ignite the Joy in every one of your students!

A focus on neural pathways and reading:

Come ready to play! Early childhood is the ideal time to prepare students for learning to read by developing their neural pathways. By incorporating movement, dance, music, and creative drama in your early childhood classroom, participants will learn how to open doors for students with various learning styles in ANY content area. After you experience and discuss the foundational strategies of our movement-based approach, you will leave with a new bag full of tricks in your pocket and a smile in your heart!  Join us as we share a plethora of research-proven tools that leverage the magic of the arts to unlock the potential of the brain! You will be given the opportunity to experience the Arts Alive! philosophy through the eyes of a child– so get ready to have some fun!

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