St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Building Futures - Creating Meaningful Lives

Arts in Education (AIE)

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The AIE Program provides participating component school districts with high-quality, professional performances and art-integrated learning experiences for students in grades K-12.  BOCES Aidable

Program Components Include

402.010 Base Performances National/Local Touring Groups (Covered in the Basic Program Fee) - During a fiscal year, participating districts will receive grade level specific base performances.
2016-17 Base Performance Tours

Grades K-4 - The Tardy Brothers Comedy and Juggling
Tour Dates: September 12-16, & 19, 2016 
Jason and Matthew Tardy will provide a complete character building performance that will have students energized and inspired!  After performing at The White House three times and being recognized as "on of the hottest juggling acts in the country!" by Inside Edition, the Tardy brothers are living proof that education, hard work, and dedication are a direct path to a successful future.  The show ill mix high energy juggling and physical comedy with inspirational stories, while addressing topics such as goal setting, bullying, drug/alcohol awareness, and the importance of education.

Grades 5-8 - AudioBody: High Tech Comedy
Tour Dates: November 28-30 & December 1, 2, & 5, 2016
In this inspiring presentation, AudioBody will mix their one-of-a-kind, high energy performance with a complete character education program that will grab students' attention and address important topics such as bullying, making healthy choices, goal setting, and not being afraid to fail.  Several students will get a hands-on opportunity to explore the musical inventions featured in the performance.  Students will learn that being health, responsible, and kind to others is a direct path to a successful future.  Goal setting and creative problem solving will be discussed as well. 

Grades 9-12 - Soul Street Dance: Takin it to the Streets
Tour Dates: October 24-28, 2016
 Students will catch the excitement of Street Dance, as the energetic dancers demonstrate the varied styles and discuss the distinctive features and origins of each.  This inspirational group of young men, formerly considered at risk, have found focus through dance and are now working professionally.  They will take students on a high-flying participatory trip from Brazil's Capoeira to New York's break dance.  The multi-component forms of Street Dance will meet the music of the 17th century composer Vivaldi.
402.010 Visiting Artists (Covered in the Basic Program Fee) - Participating districts are eligible to receive up to 1 day (6 hours) of arts services from area visiting artists as part of the base fee.  To request a Visiting Artist please click here to download the Visiting Artist Service Request form.
402.020 Additional Contract Performances as Requested (Not Covered in the Basic Program Fee and Includes a 10% Administrative Fee) - In addition to the above Base Services, participating districts may invite contract performers into their district.  Contract performers honorarium, travel expenses, and administrative fee will be billed to your district through the AIE CoSer. 
402.015 Districts Have the Ability to “Set-Aside” Funding for Projected Other Performances (Not Covered in the Basic Program Fee)
All performances must have a clear connection to the NYS Learning Standards for the Arts.  This component also includes payment of NYSSMA fees, Ogdensburg Command Performances (OCP) ticket purchases, and Community Performance Series (CPS) ticket purchases. 


St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Educational Services Center
P.O. Box 231 - 40 W. Main Street
Canton, New York 13617

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Darin Saiff
(315) 386-4504 Ext. 15101
Fax:  (315) 379-3741
Administrative Assistant
Deborah N. Champagne
(315) 386-4504 Ext. 15100
Fax:  (315) 379-3741