Meet Choreographer Jennifer Archibald
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: In this episode of Choreographers meet Jennifer Archibald and learn about her approach to dance.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: DDance-60**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of your students’ study of dance/the arts from an arts appreciation perspective. What is their reaction to the dance excerpts they saw? How did they interpret the meaning of the dance? How did the music and costumes chosen affect their interpretation of the dance?
  • Have students discuss their reaction to Ms. Archibald’s decision to have the dancers speak directly to the audience as part of this dance. Have they seen that in other dance performances? How might that influence their interpretation of/appreciation for the performance?
  • Use the video as a source of inspiration for students to create their own dances.


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.