Revels partners with elementary schools to share its wealth of material, including children’s songs, games, rituals, and dances from around the world. Through afterschool programs, mini residencies, and classes, Revels encourages understanding and appreciation of world cultures through music, dance, and drama, teaching students to embrace and celebrate our differences.
Revels currently offers two School Residencies:
The Immigration Residency is intended for 4th grade students and classrooms.
The Mummer’s Play Residency is intended for 2nd grade students and classrooms
Revels School Residencies are tailored to fit the needs of your educational program. Costs range from $3,000 to $5,000 based on the scale of the program
For more information and to book a Revels Residency for your education organization, contact Johnny Nichols, Jr., Revels Director of Education, at 617-972-8300 x23 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From 2017 – 2019 (with the 2020 program canceled due to COVID-19), Revels worked with students and teachers in Bedford, MA in a week-long Immigration Residency. During the program, students planned their overseas voyages, sewed clothing, and sang and danced within the traditions of the countries and cultures they represented.
Past Residency Sites
Bedford Public Schools, Bedford, MA
Medway Public Schools, Medway, MA
Boston Public Library, Boston MA
New England Folk Festival (NEFFA), Mansfield, MA
Heights School, Sharon, MA
King Open Community School, Cambridge, MA
Tobin Elementary School, Cambridge, MA
Haggerty Elementary School, Cambridge, MA
Martin Luther King/Amigos School, Cambridge, MA
Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA
Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA
Cambridge Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts Dept. Music Teachers Professional Development Workshop
Massachusetts Music Teachers Association (MMEA) Conference
Brookline Arts Festival
Children’s Music Network National Conference, Hyannis, MA
Both my husband and myself were so impressed by the performance the 4th graders put together. I was so touched, especially when they were singing IN CHINESE, and I broke into tears. As an immigrant myself, I really appreciate our school’s efforts in helping our kids find their roots and appreciating the diversity our society has.
I thought the Revels show was absolutely amazing. I thought the kids did so well and I was in awe that they learned all that in one week. My daughter came home with lots of stories about what they learned (content and songs). It is great to learn and have lots of fun at the same time.
I love how you gave us a experience of what it was like to be a immigrant,I think this might have been the best week of my Life (so far.)