Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Engagement in the Arts is essential to every student, teacher, and community member. With this belief is at its core, the Van Wezel is committed to assuring each student receives a well-rounded education, each teacher has tools and resources to reach every student, and every community member has access to meaningful arts experiences.

Schooltime Performances for 2021-22 School Year
Providing Schooltime Performances during the school year is one of our most exciting adventures. The Van Wezel Education department is thrilled to announce the return of Schooltime Performances back to the stage.

Please check our website for more updates and information. If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Lindsey at (941) 263-6750 or



FREE Opportunities for physical and remote learners. Our Teaching Artist led Explorations are all available Virtually and In Person!

Experience the best in the performing arts and nationally recognized arts integration programming VIRTUALLY- Anywhere!


  777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236


Animal Habitats: Creating Tableaus - FREE Virtual or In-Person Visit

Program description

This workshop is available virtually or in person

To make workshop reservations visit:

In this Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Exploration, students will be exploring the elements of animal habitats through drama and movement. Students will first identify the similarities and differences between common habitats and explore the types of landscapes, weather, animals, and plant life found in each. Students will gain an understanding of a variety of different animals and their habitats through several improvisational exercises, creating the animal habitats with their bodies in a series of dynamized tableaus.

Teaching Artist: Katelyn McKelley

Length: 30 minutes

Virtual lessons will be through Zoom or a platform of your choice.

Booking / scheduling contact

Mia Strickland


Program detail
Artistic discipline:
Cultural Origin: Array, Array
Program type: In-School Exploration, Online Virtual Exploration
Population served: K-2
Subject: Science, Theater
Bilingual: No

777 N. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34236

Fees / Ticketing:


* Programming for the 2021-2022 school year will be at no-cost. Contact for in person.


Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No
Is financial assistance offered?: No

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes