Hamlin’s First Annual On/Line Teen Dance Film Festival Blends Dance and Technology

This 30-minute film festival was created by The Hamlin School in San Francisco and highlights the work of Middle School dancers at Hamlin as well as selected films from other middle schools and high schools around the globe. This “dance for the camera” work blends dancing and technology in creative and engaging ways. Six other schools are represented, including: 
 
Carolina Friends School (Durham, North Carolina) 
Idaho Arts Charter School (Nampa, Idaho) 
International School of Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand)
La Reina High School  (Thousand Oaks, California)
The Public Academy for the Performing Arts (Albuquerque, New Mexico) 
Sandy Spring Friends School (Sandy Spring, Maryland)
 
Hamlin Middle School dance teacher Jill Randall conceived of the film festival as a way to “share what we’re already doing in blending dance and technology and start a dialogue with other schools and other teenagers,” she said. “The films submitted by teens all over the world have encouraged Hamlin girls to think and see outside of these walls, and to understand even better how beautiful dance is as a common link. It has been a powerful way for us to start conversations about all aspects of teenagers’ lives and to connect us to the world as global citizens.”

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