Thursday, April 4th, at 05:00 pm.
Introduce dance and movement in school curriculum. The event is dedicated to teachers and aims at introducing the potential of dance and movement in education.


DANCE DAY is an event for school managers, teachers and trainers to learn more about the potential of dance and movement in education. The MAP TO THE STARS application is a tool that helps introduce body movement in class, stimulate creativity in children aged from 8 to 12 years and promote experience sharing among schools.

MAP TO THE STARS was developed by a European interdisciplinary team made up of dancers, choreographers, pedagogy and technology experts, coordinated by the Ballet National de Marseille. The project partners include Explora as well as the ICK Amsterdam dance platform, the Mercat de les Flors theatre of Barcelona, Manuvo Europe SAS, a company which designs, produces and distributes digital contents for cultural industries and the Silk Fluegge dance company from Austria. The project’s aim is to provide teachers with educational resources to promote the physical and emotional development of children through the dance language and introduce dance in school curriculum to help develop children’s personality.

Participation in the event will provide an opportunity to be part of the app dissemination programme among schools.

DANCE DAY is an event that is part of the MAP TO TE STARS project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. 

Admission is free, booking is required.


04:45 pm registration of participants at the Explora ticket office

05:00 performance
Dance happening with pupils from classes IV A and IV B of Guido Alessi primary school and class IV A of Villaggio Olimpico, I.C. primary school, Via Micheli of Rome, by dancer Francesca Natta.

From 05:15 pm teachers’ meeting 

  • Introduction to the MAP TO THE STARS project, by the Explora team;
  • Introduction to the MAP TO THE STARS app, by the Explora team;
  • The project experience at school: what the teachers from classes of the Guido Alessi primary school and class IV A of the Villaggio Olimpico, I.C. “Via Micheli” of Rome primary school have to say about it;
  • Arts at school: how to get primary school pupils to know the artistic and cultural heritage, by Maria Giovanna Sarti, Funzionario Storico dell’Arte, Servizio educativo Galleria Borghese.

06:30 pm Happy hour in the Museum’s outdoor space

Please be advised that photographs and/or videos will be taken at the event; if you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed please inform an event organiser.