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The rock star entrance helped the children immediately know this was a different kind of program. Teacher, Rowlett Elementary School, Garland ISD

About The Program:

“We have tried opera, ballet, musical theater, etc. This may be the strongest program from every perspective that we have ever sponsored.”
- Dr. Alfred Green / Director of Fine Arts, Irving ISD retired

The Blue Shoe Project tour is an interactive music experience presented by musician and Grammy award winning producer Michael Dyson. This exciting live music experience leads students through the roots of the popular music, from the blues through current music genres allowing students to gain an appreciation for their musical heritage.

TEKS aligned advanced curricular study provides teachers with the tools necessary to make this a meaningful educational experience. We invite you to see what educators are saying about the program

In addition, the flexibility offered by the program allows it to be delivered at a venue within your district, minimizing transportation costs and time spent out of class.

The program occurs in May of each year and is designed to serve school districts who must provide a field trip or arts opportunity to their students. The Tour is typically held in a large theater or performing arts center either close to a school district or at the school district.

If you are interested in participating in the 2012 tour, please contact us.

Districts that have participated in The Tour:

Keller ISD                                   Plano ISD                  Vidor ISD

Fort Worth ISD                        Frisco ISD

Dallas ISD                                  North East ISD

Garland ISD                              Edinburgh ISD

Abilene ISD                              Paris ISD

Bastrop ISD                              Silsbee ISD

Partnering Organizations:

Imagination Celebrations of Fort Worth

Young Audiences of South East Texas

Silsbee Arts Council

Funding Partners:

The Amon G. Carter Foundation

The Meadows Foundation

J.P. Morgan Trust

Texas Commission on the Arts

The Fort Worth Arts Council

Arts Council North East

The Dallas Cowboys

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