Ignite the Joy

Become the spark and Ignite the Joy in yourself and in your students with Arts Alive! professional development educator training.

With an emphasis on SEL (social and emotional learning), we provide educators with results-driven powerful tools and strategies to tap into the learning potential of each and every one of their students in an engaging and joyful way.

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The Joy of Arts Alive!


Since our beginnings in 1994, Arts Alive! has been on the forefront of social and emotional learning. The foundation of our philosophy is “Embrace the Spirit of the Child.” By embracing the strengths of young children – their natural ability of movement, imagination and joy – we have developed proven techniques and strategies to create successful learning environments for all students. Using the Arts Alive! method and philosophy, educators can help students to unlock parts of the brain that are not typically developed in a traditional academic setting.

Together we can Ignite the Joy in the children in our lives!

Professional Development Educator Events


Experience the JOY of Arts Alive! with our professional development events. We will teach you how to Ignite the Joy with step-by-step guides  incorporating our methods, techniques and strategies.

As teachers are led on their own Arts Alive! joyful 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!

  • 6 hours of professional development training
  • 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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