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Kate Kuper offers creative dance and movement educational resources, professional development and mentoring for teachers (current and future), families and providers in all settings who work with preschool through 8th grade children.

The author of two instructional audio compact discs - Brain Bop and AlphaBeat - and three book/CD/DVD sets - Step On The Beat, Songs for Dancing, and Fantastic Forces - Kuper promotes accessible movement activities for use in classrooms, dance studios, day care, home-schools, and at home.

Kate is a Teaching Artist, working with children, from preschool through 8th grade. All her materials are kid-tested, and evolved from teaching to and creating with children over many years.


Books and CDs news

Fantastic Forces

Professional Development at your fingertips!....


Fantastic Forces: Music, Movement and Science.
Get on board with the STEAM initiative! Use this curriculum to teach music, movement, and science in a seamless combination. Everything you need is included: complete lesson plans, visuals, and student journal pages. There's also a DVD with Kate demonstrating each movement lesson and a CD of compatible music for warming up, singing and dancing. Whether you teach science, music, movement, or P.E., this book is for you!
See sample pages and listen to tracks.

Brain Bop available for download

You can now download Brain Bop tracks through itunes or Amazon. Find support material on the Brain Bop page.

AlphaBeat Companion Guide and download

Download tracks through itunes or Amazon.
Download the AlphaBeat Companion Guide as well as Target Concepts, Learning Objectives and prompts for reflection questions.



Community classes

Classes in Creative Dance for Children at UIUC

"We love this class so much! I am thankful to have an age-appropriate, back-to-basics dance class available in this community. Veronica has learned so much, but to her it's all just good fun." Jennifer B., parent of a child in the 6-7s class

JOIN US! Fall 2016 Creative Dance for Children
11-week session begins September 3, 2016
4-5 year olds meet from 9:00-9:45 a.m.; 6-7 and 8-10 from 10-11 a.m.
Reistration for our 8-week Spring 2016 sessions will open in December, 2015

Find class information and register on-line on the dance at illinois website.
Visit the photo gallery to see pictures from class!

Dance for People with Parkinson's Disease

I lead a bi-monthly dance class with colleague Laura Chiaramonte at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Classes are held on a Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. and a Friday morning, 10-11:30 a.m., each month. The classes are free and open to anyone over 50 with flexibility, balance and mobility issues. Watch a video of our program.

On the Brain Bop page, download a handout of The Developmental Movement Pattern Sequence that you can do sitting in a chair.

Visit the photo gallery to see pictures from class!

Activate! Magazine

Activate! Magazine is a bimonthly periodical designed for K-6 music teachers published by Heritage Music Press, a division of the Lorenz Corporation. I've been a regular contributor to this terrific magazine since 2009.


January - May, 2016

January & February - Dance Residency for Champaign County Head Start (Savoy & Rantoul)

March 3 - Dancetalk workshop, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI.

March 21 - One-day dance residency with K - 5th students. Woodview School, Nappanee, Indiana

April 8-9 - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Early Childhood Conference

May 9-18 - Yankee Ridge Elementary Urbana, IL The Write to Dance. Poetry and dance residency with fourth graders, through a City of Urbana Arts Grant.

July 14 - Family Program for Tolono Public Library

Calendar Archive

Browse Kate's events calendar from 2011-2015.

Browse Kate's events calendar from 2006-2010.