Lakeside Kids 2021 Virtual Programming

Wednesdays, 10-11AM

Join us for another exciting summer season of free, online eclectic and educational programming designed for children ages four and up. A wide variety of local performers, artists, and organizations will provide entertainment, fun, and learning.

Register in advance for this Zoom webinar series:

REGISTER

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information (link and password) about joining the webinar series. You only need to register once for the whole series.


June 16
CHINESE DANCE PERFORMANCE AND CULTURAL PRESENTATION

Blue Willow Chinese Ribbon Dance

With 4,000 years of recorded history, China has developed a rich and varied tradition of artistic and folk dance. Joy Chen has choreographed a number of these works to make them more accessible to Western audiences and blended them with a multimedia presentation that relates the dances back to the cultures that created them. She and her husband Don presents a lively, artistic program of Chinese dance and history, using traditional dress and music, and photos and images from their travels in China. The multimedia presentation during costume changes explores Chinese history, family life, and holidays.

Organization’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluewillowdancer/


June 23
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE ZOO!

Ever wanted to step into the boots of one of the amazing animal care staff at your Henry Vilas Zoo? Well now is your chance! In this program we’ll go behind the scenes and learn about how they take care of the many animals at the zoo and conservation efforts to help animals across the globe.

Organization’s website: henryvilaszoo.gov


June 30
BEHIND THE SCENES: FANCY FEET & POTTERY TREATS!

Get a backstage pass with Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR) youth classes! We’ll discover their pottery studio and learn how a ball of clay mud turns into a colorful cereal bowl. Then, we’ll meet the instructors and dancers of their Scottish Highland Dance classes, where we’ll learn some new moves and discover the meanings behind their elaborate outfits!

Organization’s website: www.mscr.org


July 7
INTRODUCTION TO THE PLANETARIUM AND SUMMER NIGHT SKY

The Madison Metropolitan School District Planetarium hosts over 20,000 visitors of all ages every year. The planetarium’s domed ceiling sets the stage for exploring the sky as seen from space and allows us to travel virtually to other worlds as well. Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the planetarium and learn how to find constellations and planets in the summer night sky.

Organization’s website: madisonplanetarium.org


July 14
MADISON METROPOLITAN SEWAGE DISTRICT


July 21
BEHIND THE CURTAIN WITH KIDS IN THE ROTUNDA AND MADISON BALLET

Your slippers are waiting! Kids in the Rotunda returns for a special performance with Madison Ballet for a one of a kind show! From the warm ups to a peek in the tech booth, this performance will offer an “off-stage and personal” look at what it’s really like to be a dancer in a real theater. You can join School of Madison Ballet students in a warm-up, learn about their class exercises, and even get a sneak peek at a rehearsal. The show will be followed by a live Q&A session.

Organization’s website: overture.org/kir


Lakeside Kids is supported by Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. And the Friends of Monona Terrace

Check Out 2020 Lakeside Kids Performances