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Heart of the Matter

Finding healthy ways to connect with our own bodies.

Heart of the Matter is a narrated dance performance for elementary school children, grades 2-5, developed to bring awareness to Anti-bullying and to encourage self-awareness and positive body image. The children’s book, Full Mouse/Empty Mouse, by Dr. Dina Zeckhausen, has served as an inspiration for the new dance theatre work that enables students to:

  • identify their feelings

  • investigate solutions when being bullied

  • develop an understanding of feelings and stress on the body 

  • gain basic insights into the connection between feelings and bullying


Performed by the Dance Artists of Core Dance, Heart of the Matter raises awareness and creates an accessible approach to a complex topic.