School of MOVES

Save $200 by matching up with a nearby school on the same day! See Pricing Section below for more details.

Meet School of MOVES

Established in 2015 by professional performer and ‘movement storyteller’ DiANNA DAVID. Her vision was to have artists be role models for youth by sharing their stories in their own unique and entertaining way. The Faculty of Freshness bring new perspectives in a unique workshop-style performance. They focus on ways to live out your best Self by understanding how we communicate and perform in life.

Each artist in the Faculty of Freshness are life-performers as professional actors, singers, teachers, public speakers, event producers, musicians and humanitarians.

School of MOVES Quick Facts

• Unique workshop-style performances including student involvement
• Teaches students how we communicate, move, and perform in life
• Movements include hip-hop dance, clowning, martial arts, and more
• Presenters have many years of experience performing, teaching, and speaking to students
• Themes: Physical Literacy/Fitness, Mind/Body Awareness, Self-Expression, Confidence, Workshops, Artist in Residency

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• School of MOVES presentation

This unique workshop-style performance captures students with the wonder of movement, while instilling a sense of connection with everyday issues. Through mind-bending dance moves and interactive storytelling, world-class teachers deliver entertaining life lessons on how mind-body awareness helps boost confidence, eases anxiety, and improves physical, mental and emotional health. Students and teachers will leave empowered with valuable, practical tools that they can use in their day-to-day life, developing body awareness, dealing with social pressures and being a better leader.

Since “Life is a Stage!”, the presenters share helpful tips from their real life experiences and passions on how to master the art of self-discovery through understanding our physicality & emotions, our thoughts & words, and our creativity & passions to develop strong character and self-esteem. They demonstrate how to appreciate the things that move around us and how to create a life you’ve always dreamed of.

Grade Suitability: K–12
Duration: 60 mins.

• Pop-up PLAYSHOPS (Workshops)

Students learn invigorating ways to stretch their body coordination, stimulate their imagination and encourage deeper self-awareness through body language and the emotions that support expressing their best self. Each workshop will include a combination of some of these elements: movement storytelling, physical theatre, street dance, prop-manipulation, creative leadership and voice empowerment. Through our 4-Stages of Learning: PLAY • PRACTICE • PERFORM • PERSEVERE, we show students the beauty of opening their creativity, working through ideas through repetition & refinement, as well as continuing resilience in the pursuit of our dreams.

Grade Suitability: K–12
Duration: 60 mins.

• Artist in Residency (3-5 days)

The Playshops are the basis for the Artist in Residence, and a powerful ending presentation is included.
Topics you can customize and prioritize for your residency:
•  Pro-Friendship vs. Anti-Bullying
•  Voice Empowerment & Exploration
•  Come In Unity – Building Community through Self-Leadership
•  Confidence & Creativity Through Character
•  Be Balanced, Be-YOU-tiful, Be Brave
*Please contact us to discuss specific details.


School of MOVES offer $200 off the performance fee if you are willing to match up with a nearby school on the same day. If you have not already done so, click below to rank the top three artists you’d like to see tour to your area. There‘s no obligation to book, doing so will simply register your school for the discount and help us co-ordinate artists’ tours where there is the most interest for them.

Fees are listed as a range because the exact fee is determined by your area and number of shows in a tour. Once you’ve cast your vote, we can let you know the exact fee and possible dates for your preferred artists.

If your school is facing severe budget challenges please inquire about qualifying for our assistance program.

Brief Artist Survey – register your school and qualify for any applicable discounts

School of MOVES presentation

$650–$1125 + GST

Pop-Up PLAYSHOPS (Workshops)

$650–$1125 + GST

Artist in Residency 

3-day: $4315 + GST

5-day: $7190 + GST


School of M.O.V.E.S. was a great presentation, the students really enjoyed it. The power point and the dancing were top notch, and the crew delivered a good message for the students.

Melanie Michaud, Sundance School, Calgary, AB

What a performance! They are so multi-talented and engaging with the audience, and the message was powerful and meaningful. Dianna and Belle were real professionals, friendly, and very easy to work with. Overall it was a fantastic experience!

Debbie Fick, Lanigan School, Lanigan, SK

Our students were engaged the entire time they were presenting. The students are still talking about it. Great show!

Kim Kaiser, Notre Dame School, Bonnyville, AB

Dianna’s performances have had a memorable impact on students and I have received only praise and positive feedback from teachers, administrators and youth alike for her work.

Sarah Kim,Booking Manager – ArtStarts In Schools