Arts Integration • Professional Development

Dance Instructor

© Eric Johnson • Arts integration • Whole brain/whole body education • Classroom community • Brain-compatible learning • Curriculum engagement • Body/mind learning

Bringing the joy of creativity and dance to classroom curriculum



Since 1984, Eric Johnson has been a facilitator of this teaching strategy throughout the U.S. and Japan, combining moving (a right brain process) and thinking (a left brain process) into the dynamic whole-brain, whole-body experience called arts integration.

Teaching students to pair the elements of dance with the elements of language arts, math, science and social studies fosters learning at a mind/body level. Using arts-integrated lessons, students don’t just think, they do: they create, analyze, evaluate, refine and present their learning through artistic creation.

Learn more about it in this article by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune >

Personalize the knowledge = Retain the knowledge.

When students and teachers work together to "learn through moving"—whether it's to demonstrate prepositional relationships, evoke an image from a poem, dance the water cycle, show fractional amounts, or the shapes of punctuation marks—the result is true educational innovation.

For Educators

Powerful skills to enhance teaching methods and student retention >>

For Students

Enhanced education and improved retention in the classroom >>

For Teaching Artists

Grow your knowledge and skills for management, lesson planning and assessment >>

“Finding you years ago was like finding a treasure.”

– Debbie B.

School Principal, Seattle

Integrated Mind/Body Education