Metamorphosis Moves

Metamorphosis Moves

K-5th Grade

This outreach program class is hosted by both educators at Butterfly Pavilion as well as Colorado Ballet. It is designed to provide students with an enriched learning experience about butterfly metamorphosis. Students will identify the four stages of the butterfly metamorphosis and understand how to recognize the changes. Through movement explorations students will explore shapes, size, speed, flow, energy, and levels. At the end of class students will get to perform dances that they created based on the information they learned that day. The class will start with BrainDance, working through the 8 developmental pathways of the brain before students will push their creativity by showing symbolism through movement.

Length: 1 hour

Fee: $300/session + travel

Group Size/Session: 30 participants/session; additional programs required for larger groups

All outreach programs incur a travel fee of $0.65/mile round trip between your site and Butterfly Pavilion, and incur a travel fee of $0.65/mile round trip between your site and Colorado Ballet

Curriculum Standards Supported:

Colorado Academic Standards


SC.K.2.1 To live and grow, animals obtain food they need from plants or other animals, and plants need water and light

SC.1.2.1 All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions

SC.3.2.1 Organisms have unique and diverse life cycles

SC.4.2.1 Organisms have both internal and external structures that serve various functions


1.2.1 Explore movement based on a variety of inspirations

1.2.2 Create and demonstrate simple movements based on play and improvisation

1.4.2/2.4.2 Connect dance to the world around the student

2.1.1 Perform simple dances with specific intention

3.2.2 Create simple movements that can be organized a movement phrase

DA 3.4.2 Discover connections between dance and other academic content

Next Generation Science Standards

2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats

K-2-ets1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem