School-Wide Programs School-Wide Programs Select a variety of programs and build school-wide partnerships with Hartford Stage or collaborate with schools from other towns through an Interdistrict Partnership. School-Wide Partnerships Interested in an in-school residency, after-school program and a trip to Hartford Stage? Hartford Stage Education will meet your needs by creating a customized package that includes a combination of programming. See below for samples of some current partnerships. R.J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts (Hartford) A Hartford Stage Teaching Artist works with pre-K through 4th grade students at Kinsella four days a week during morning enrichment period. The teaching artist works with classroom teachers and the drama teacher to enhance the curriculum with drama activities. Three times a year, Kinsella students in 7th and 8th grade come to Hartford Stage to see a Main Stage show. In past years, a Teaching Artist has directed a mini version of our Young Company’s Breakdancing Shakespeare show with 5th through 8th graders during Kinsella’s afternoon Extended Day program. Sunset Ridge Elementary Academy for Arts and World Languages (East Hartford) All students and teachers at Sunset Ridge experience the Connections program in their classrooms along with related arts-integration professional development for teachers. Classical Magnet School (Hartford) Every fall a Hartford Stage teaching artist directs a full dramatic production with high school students at Classical. They rehearse four days a week during the afternoon enrichment period. Three times a year, Classical eighth graders come to Hartford Stage to see a Main stage show. Classical 6th, 7th, and 9th graders also have the Connections program in their classroom. Interdistrict Partnerships Words Alive in the Middle Words Alive in the Middle is an interdistrict partnership between Derby Middle School, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy and Smith Middle School (Glastonbury) with Hartford Stage as the common ground. 100 students gather seven times throughout the school year at Hartford Stage to take classes in a variety of arts disciplines from music to acting. This process of artistic and community growth culminates in a final presentation where students showcase their work, uniting all the elements of performing and visual arts they have created together during the year.