Alan Scofield is a nationally respected master teacher and choreographer in dance, and an educational innovator in the field of arts integration. Educators, businesses and youth groups have enthusiastically sought his creative motivation and storytelling for team building and leadership, prizing his unorthodox but highly effective movement workshops.
As an educator, he touched the lives of a generation of public school children, teachers, communities and foundations, and is now sharing his creative teaching techniques to today’s educators. The Marin Community Foundation, in association with Excellence in Arts Education, has tapped Alan to teach workshops, teacher in-service and design integrated teaching units. Sacramento and Sonoma State Universities have hired Alan for workshops with music teachers to impart his ideas on creative movement in the classroom.
He has created workshops for educators as well as businesses such as Kaiser and Hallmark, passing on his techniques in team building and creative motivation, leadership and storytelling.
In 1987 he co-founded Young Imaginations, Northern California’s acclaimed arts-education agency that has kept music and dance programs alive in the public schools for twenty six years. For college level students, his teaching and stage work at College of Marin has provided students a pathway to the professions of dance education and performing. His master classes feature his original studio course, “Musicality for Dancers”, acclaimed as a marriage of classical technique with performance expression.
With a digital presence, Alan Scofield and his wife Sharon, are co-founders of the The Story Home children’s stories, a seven year old success story and a global destination for original and classic children’s stories that delight, inspire and educate. Alan is also author of over forty original children’s stories and the beloved narrator for The Story Home. The Story Home offers classic and original children’s audio stories on the website, podcast, iPhone/iPad apps and albums.
Awarded the American Libraries Association “Outstanding Websites for Children” official Seal, The Story Home is now a learning resource for schools and libraries.
Alan and his wife Sharon live in Northern California and share the love of music, dance and many creative projects. Alan has a daughter who is grown and lives in San Francisco.
Areas of Expertise
The arts are a joyful, multi-dimensional way of learning, inspiring lessons that allow students to experience knowledge, solve problems, and discover connections with real world issues.
Building community through music, movement and creative challenges is a fun, and altogether inspiring way to bring ownership to group goals, shared mission and a “can do” spirit.
Whether you are a career dancer/performer or a lifelong learner, I offer the highest level of professional training and expert coaching and specialize in encouraging those who once danced to return and rediscover the art they once loved.
Skillful storytelling captures the mind of the customer, guides the goals of your associates and puts into words the heart of your business mission.
Storytelling for Children
To inspire and encourage each child to discover the world of imagination and give them the tools of language to tell their stories.
- IMPROVED LEARNING & MEASURABLE RESULTS
- CONNECT CREATIVELY AND A SHARED SENSE OF MISSION
- ACQUIRING SKILLS AND HABITS OF A PROFESSIONAL DANCER
- SKILLFULLY COMMUNICATING WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ANY AUDIENCE
- THE POWER TO LEAD GROUPS AND CREATE TEAMS